Police Officer Harvey Glenn Lawson, Jr.

Police Officer Harvey Glenn Lawson, Jr.

Clarksville Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, March 12, 1985

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Harvey Glenn Lawson, Jr.

Police Officer Harvey Lawson was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on Fourth Street, near Market Street.

The driver had been arrested earlier in the day on a drunk driving charge but was released to his wife. His wife later notified police that the man was driving again.

The man was convicted of Officer Lawson's murder and sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Officer Lawson had served with the Clarksville Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 50 years

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Rest in peace Officer Lawson. So brave,so young leaving behind a wife and children to carry on your legacy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 6, 2021

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