Police Officer Martin P. Clarke

Police Officer Martin P. Clarke

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, August 26, 1984

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Martin P. Clarke

Patrolman Martin P. Clarke was killed when his squad car was broadsided by a speeding vehicle at the intersection of 13th Street and Paulina Street.

The 22-year-old driver of the other vehicle fled the scene on foot but was arrested at his home a short time later. He was charged with hit-and-run and reckless homicide.

Patrolman Clarke had served with the Chicago Police Department for 18 months. He is survived by his parents, brother, and sister. His father was a retired Chicago police lieutenant and his sister was a Chicago policewoman.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 13453

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with reckless homicide

hit and run, routine driving

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Hi Marty, I've been thinking about you a lot lately, maybe because as I get older, I think of all the things you've missed and wonder what would have been had you not been taken so young. It hard to believe this August it will be 38 years, and I miss you as much today as I did the night you were taken. You will always be my baby brother and know that I love you so much! Please keep watching over me and keep me safe until we meet again. You are Never Forgotten!!! All my Love, All my Life!!!

Retired P.O. Patty Clarke
CPD ~ Sister

February 7, 2022

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