Patrolman Clarence J. Erickson

Patrolman Clarence J. Erickson

Hudson Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Sunday, June 14, 1953

Clarence J. Erickson

Patrolman Erickson was shot and killed when he stopped a suspect at a road block who had just shot Patrolman Lee Murphy of the St. Croix County Highway Patrol. The suspect shot Patrolman Erickson through his neck as he fled from his car. Other patrolman returned fire striking the suspect five times killing him.

Patrolman 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

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

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