Officer
Clarence G. Snorden
Indianapolis Police Department
Tuesday, June 26, 1951

Age: 29
Served: 3 years
Badge #:
Panel 46E, Line 17
Panel L7, Line 9

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, June 26, 1951

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
227 West 14th Street, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Marion
Incident Township:
Center
Weapon Used:
Shotgun
Suspect Disposition:
Shot and killed
Burial Place:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis

   Officer Clarence Snorden was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a man who reported he had just killed someone.

   Upon their arrival, Officer Snorden proceeded to the front of the residence and was shot at close range by the subject who was standing behind a front window.

   Hearing the gunfire, his partner ran from the rear of the house when he was shot and seriously wounded, later losing his right eye.

   The intoxicated male suspect, who had not killed anyone before calling police, was shot and killed by other responding officers.

   Officer Snorden was survived by his expectant wife and a 22-month-old son.

Military Service


United States Army
World War II


The responsibilities of the Indianapolis Police Department (1854–2006) are now under the jurisdiction of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.



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