Officer Clyde L. Elsberry

Officer Clyde L. Elsberry

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, July 19, 1955

Clyde L. Elsberry

Officer Clyde Elsberry was killed when he was run down by two escaped convicts while riding his police motorcycle. He had driven his motorcycle next to the stolen prison station wagon the convicts were driving and ordered them to pull over, but the driver instead struck him.

The incident occurred on Moreland Avenue, near Burns Street.

Officer Elsberry was survived by his wife and three young daughters.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 993

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in Peace Officer Elsberry. We have not forgotten you.

Former APD

July 30, 2017

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