Patrol Officer
Leonard E. Clay
Anderson Police Department
Monday, May 31, 1926

Age: 33
Served:
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 29W, Line 15
Panel L9, Line 2

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, May 31, 1926

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
25th and Locust streets, Anderson
Incident County:
Madison
Incident Township:
Anderson
Weapon Used:
.45-caliber handgun
Suspect Info:
Committed suicide
Burial Location:
Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton

   Officer Leonard Clay was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery in progress at a gas station near 25th and Locust streets. He chased the suspect several blocks before being shot four times.

   Both suspects were captured a few hours later. One of the suspects had been shot and wounded by Officer Clay. Ten days later that suspect hanged himself with a necktie in his jail cell.