Police Officer Fred G. Claywell

Police Officer Fred G. Claywell

High Point Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, June 18, 1925

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Fred G. Claywell

Officer Claywell and Officer Carey Reaves were shot and killed while raiding a liquor house. Officer Reaves succumbed to his wounds the following day and Officer Claywell succumbed to his injuries nine days later.

The suspect, shot through the lung by one of the officers, was apprehended at a nearby home a short time later. He was convicted of Officer Reaves' murder and sentenced to death. He was tried a second time, convicted of two counts of second degree murder, and sentenced to 50 years. He died in prison in 1932.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, June 9, 1925
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Officer Claywell,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of High Point. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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June 18, 2017

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