Trooper Paul Ellis Clendening

Trooper Paul Ellis Clendening

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, February 16, 1927

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Paul Ellis Clendening

Trooper Paul Clendening was killed in an automobile accident on Lake Street in Elgin, Illinois. Trooper Clendening and his partner were searching for highway bandits when their car went out of control on ice. Trooper Clendening was thrown from the car and then pinned underneath it. Other officers arrived at the scene and it took six men to lift the car off of the trooper. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Trooper Clendening was a 3 year veteran of the Illinois State Police, assigned to District 2, Elgin. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWI. Trooper Clendening is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

aerial search

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The Illinois State Police lives forever, and since you were an Illinois State Trooper YOU will live forever. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Trooper A.M. Unal
Illinois State Police

April 19, 2020

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