Border Patrol Inspector Richard David Clarke

Border Patrol Inspector Richard David Clarke

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, December 18, 1950

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Richard David Clarke

Inspector Clarke was stabbed to death while transporting an illegal alien in El Paso, Texas. The suspect suddenly produced a knife and stabbed him in the heart, causing instant death. Inspector Clarke's partner then struggled with the suspect in the backseat and held him until other officers arrived. The suspect was charged with murder.

On February 7, 1951, the suspect, 28, was adjudged insane and committed in a mental institution in Springfield where he died in 1954.

Inspector Clarke was survived by his wife. He was buried in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. He had been with the agency for one year.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Committed

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May we Honor your memory and May it always be a blessing for those who hold Honor First, secure the line, their families, and all who remember you.

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United States Customs and Border Protection

December 18, 2019

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