Patrol Officer Leonard Clay

Patrol Officer Leonard Clay

Anderson Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, May 31, 1926

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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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Rest in peace Officer Clay.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 7, 2019

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