Patrolman Clarence J. Erickson

Patrolman Clarence J. Erickson

Hudson Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Sunday, June 14, 1953

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Clarence J. Erickson

Patrolman Clarence Erickson was shot and killed when he stopped a suspect at a roadblock who had just shot Traffic Officer Lee Murphy of the St. Croix County Traffic Police.

The suspect shot Patrolman Erickson through his neck as he fled from his car. Other patrolmen returned fire, striking the suspect five times and killing him.

Traffic Officer Murphy succumbed to his wounds two years later.

Patrolman Erickson was survived by his expectant wife.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 11 months, 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

robbery, shots fired call, stolen vehicle

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 22, 2020

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