Detective Wayne Bradford McClelland

Detective Wayne Bradford McClelland

St. Louis County Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, April 17, 1975

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Wayne Bradford McClelland

Detective Wayne McClelland was struck and killed by a drunk driver on I-55 near Green Park Road.

He had just pulled over a vehicle for a traffic violation and was returning to his patrol car when the drunk driver struck him.

The driver fled the scene but was arrested a short time later and convicted of manslaughter.

Detective McClelland was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the St. Louis County Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife, three children, and parents.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter

drunk driver, hit-and-run

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Remembering you today and every day, Dad.
Hopefully this video will show everyone what a special person you were:

Brian McClelland

April 17, 2024

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