Chief of Police D. Raleigh Clarke

Chief of Police D. Raleigh Clarke

Millry Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Friday, July 30, 1971

D. Raleigh Clarke

Chief D. Raleigh Clarke was shot and killed while investigating a report of illegal gambling and liquor sales.

He was shot from an ambush while entering the building where the activities were taking place. The killer was convicted of Chief Clarke's murder and sentenced to 40 years. Charges were dropped against three other participants in exchange for their testimony.

Chief Clarke had served with the Millry Police Department for 2 years and is survived by his expectant wife.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 40 years

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Never met Chief Clarke but his son is my best friend! Many times we have spoken of his father and many times i have seen his face and knew he was thinking of him. Fear not Chief Clarke your son is a great man and loves his family. Im sure you would be proud. Raleigh jr has also given your name to his son. And wow he looks just like you!!RIP Chief!

Sons best friend

February 24, 2018

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