Officer Richard W. Clark

April 3, 1986

Written by 100Clubillinois

Officer Richard Clark responded to a call of a “man with a gun.”

An armed offender had taken his landlord hostage following a dispute. Officer Clark was shot and killed by the suspect as he arrived on the scene. The suspect was sentenced to death but later died while on death row.

Officer Clark was survived by his wife, daughter, and son. His son later became a Chicago police officer

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