Deputy Sheriff Clendon Paul West, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff Clendon Paul West, Sr.

Johnston County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, September 11, 1995

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Clendon Paul West, Sr.

Deputy West was shot and killed after he and another deputy went to a mobile home park to verify the address of a man wanted on several warrants. Another deputy was also shot and wounded. The suspect was apprehended two days later at a city rail station in New York City.

The suspect was found guilty of first-degree murder and sentenced to death on June 20, 1996.

Deputy West is survived by his wife and two sons.

In October 2015, Market Street's Neuse River Bridge in Smithfield was renamed Deputy Sheriff Clendon Paul West, Jr. Memorial Bridge and the signs were all posted in June 2016.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 160

Incident Details

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

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I never got the chance to met you, but I wish I did. I look at the website a lot and also cry a lot when i see it .Your son (my dad )is doing good .He's a hard-working man and his wife is doing good she works hard too .Your grandson (caleb) plays baseball and can play anywhere that how good he is and,your granddaughter(natalie) I'm still trying to figure out what I am good at I just did start getting into horses .I just wanted to say happy late birthday. rest in peace

natalie west

Natalie west

February 6, 2020

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