Patrolman Clemmie E. Curtis

Patrolman Clemmie E. Curtis

Huntington Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, August 3, 1976

Add to My Heroes

Clemmie E. Curtis

Patrolman Clemmie Curtis' body was found handcuffed near his patrol car in a wooded area just outside of the Huntington city limit. He had been shot through the chest once.

In January of 1985, one of America's worst serial killers on death row in Texas confessed that he and his partner, a man on death row in Florida, had killed Patrolman Curtis.

One died in a Texas prison in March of 2001. The other is the primary suspect in the death of Adam Walsh. Police were still investigating the murder when the suspect died of cirrhosis of the liver in prison in September 1996.

Patrolman Curtis was a United States Army Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Huntington Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

convicted felon, patrol

Most Recent Reflection

View all 18 Reflections

I will always remember you, Clem, and the tragic way you were taken from us. May you rest in peace.

Carole Jenet

March 13, 2023

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.