Sergeant Joe Clay

Sergeant Joe Clay

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch Monday, May 27, 1974

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Joe Clay

Sergeant Clay was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a violator on a Winston County road. The patrol car Sergeant Clay was riding in went out of control and crashed. Sergeant Clay's partner received minor injuries. The suspect was never apprehended.

Sergeant Clay had been with the agency for 15 years and was assigned to Troop H. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge H-17

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Sgt. Clay,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy during World War II.

Far Winds And Following Seas

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 27, 2024

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