Patrol Officer Leonard Clay

Patrol Officer Leonard Clay

Anderson Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, May 31, 1926

Leonard Clay

Patrol Officer Leonard Clay was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery in progress at a gas station near 25th and Locust streets. He chased two suspects several blocks before being shot four times.

Both suspects were captured a few hours later. One of the suspects had been shot and wounded by Officer Clay. Ten days later that suspect hanged himself with a necktie in his jail cell.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 31, 2015

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