Officer Michael Frederick Clark

Officer Michael Frederick Clark

Simi Valley Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, August 4, 1995

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Michael Frederick Clark

Officer Michael Clark was shot and killed while responding to a call to check on a suicidal man.

The subject was shot and wounded by other officers at the scene and taken into custody. The man was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Clark had served with the Simi Valley Police Department for four months and had previously served with the Los Angeles Police Department for more than five years. He was survived by his wife, son, and parents.

In August 2016, the Highway 118 First Street overpass bridge was renamed the Simi Valley Police Officer Michael Clark Memorial Overcrossing.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 295

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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No Parole for Daniel Allen Tuffree (inmate #K45399) NEVER DESERVES PAROLE

Show ME what you stand for as my birth state's governor. I am a SURVIVOR. And as such I am a woman with a hatred of Cop killers getting to go free. And as such I am asking that the MURDERER of Police Officer Michael Clark of the Simi Valley Police Department on Aug. 4, 1995 be DENIED parole.

Officer Clark had a 5-month-old son that will never remember his father. Never have his father at any birthday. Never have his father at any graduation. Never have his father at any either High school prom as chaperone. Never have his father at his wedding. Never have his father at his parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Never have his father at ........... you fill in this blank, Mr. Governor. There are so many things to put there. Which one(s) do you see going there?

Please, Sir, do NOT make this family have another lifetime of pain because the MURDERER of Officer Clark is able to walk free.
Remember this one thing--Officer Clark will NEVER be free of the grave. Please don't make his family start living their life of fear all over again.

Officer Clark was responding to a call to check on a suicidal man when he was shot and killed. He went to assist this man. To make certain he was alright. To talk to him. It was most likely listed as a "welfare check" which means someone cared enough to want to know he was still alright.

This MURDERER destroyed two families--his own and Officer Clark's. Don't let him re-destroy Officer Clark's family.

Thank you Mr. Governor. I ask that you share this letter with the parole board as they sit to consider giving this MURDERER his freedom. He does NOT deserve parole--ever.
It is my prayer that parole will be forever denied.

Cynthia Starr
None but a Survivor

March 5, 2021

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