Police Officer Edgar A. Clay, Jr.

Police Officer Edgar A. Clay, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, January 25, 1982

Add to My Heroes

Edgar A. Clay, Jr.

Police Officer Edgar A. Clay died of a bilateral pulmonary embolism 18 days after an offender struck him at Hyde Park Academy at 6220 Stony Island Avenue.

On January 7th, 1982, he encountered a student who had reportedly been involved in a robbery and possessed a .22 caliber handgun. He was assaulted after taking the gun from the boy. He injured his knee during the struggle. A blood clot formed as a result of the injury and he suffered an embolism on January 25th, 1982.

Officer Clay had served with the Chicago Police Department for 25 years and was assigned to the Area I Youth Division.

He is survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, a brother and five grandchildren.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 10425

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, January 7, 1982
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

juvenile offender

Most Recent Reflection

View all 11 Reflections


Illinois Antique Emergency Vehicle Assn.

June 24, 2015

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.