Patrolman Clemmie E. Curtis

Patrolman Clemmie E. Curtis

Huntington Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, August 3, 1976

Clemmie E. Curtis

Patrolman 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, Henry Lee Lucas, on death row in Texas confessed that he and his partner Ottis Toole, on death row in Florida, had killed Patrolman Curtis.

Lucas died in prison in March of 2001. Toole is the primary suspect in the death of Adam Walsh. Police were still investigating the murder when Toole died of cirrhosis of the liver in prison in September of 1996.

Patrolman Curtis had been with the agency for nine years.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Clemmie I know you when you were a police officer and must say a great one. Many years after your passing I met your sweet wife and family. Paula and I became best friends. It has been four years today she passed away. I miss my dear friend more than anyone could ever know. She always loved you and talked about you a lot. I know she is with you in Heaven right now and that makes me feel good.

Brenda Lemaster
friend

December 15, 2017

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