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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I was privileged to know Joe and was pastor at his Memorial Service. I will never forget.

Rev. Dr. H Owen Gordon

December 4, 2018

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