Officer Clyde Lamar Elsberry

Officer Clyde Lamar Elsberry

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, July 10, 1955

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Clyde Lamar Elsberry

Officer Clyde Elsberry succumbed to injuries sustained the previous days when he was run down by two escaped convicts while pursuing them on Moreland Avenue, near Burns Street.

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.

Officer Elsberry had served with the Atlanta Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, mother, five brothers, and sister.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 993

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 9, 1955
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

escapee, stolen vehicle, vehicle pursuit

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

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July 30, 2017

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