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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I wish you had been for me to get to know you. but I am still proud of you.....Your Great Niece
Judith Elizabeth Hudson daughter of Laura Alice Chandler daughter of Toulah Laverne Clay-Chandler.

Judith Elizabeth Hudson
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December 5, 2018

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