H Clarence Conner

End of Watch: Saturday, May 22, 1909

Biographical Info

Age: 28

Tour of Duty: Not available

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire

Date of Incident: Saturday, May 22, 1909

Incident Location: Preston Street and Shelby Street

Weapon Used: Officer’s handgun

Suspect Info: Suspect apprehended and later acquitted

Case Status: Closed


Patrolman Conner was shot and killed after responding to a fight at a tavern at the corner of Preston and Shelby Streets. During an arrest, the suspect was able to gain control of Patrolman Conner’s service weapon and shot him in the head. 

The suspect was later taken into custody by a sheriff’s deputy.

Patrolman Conner is survived by his wife and two (2) daughters.

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