Town Marshal
Richard Mark Clapp
New Richmond Town Marshal's Office
Friday, December 5, 2003

Age: 45
Served: 22 years
Badge #: 54-26
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, December 4, 2003
10:30 am
Incident to Death Duration:
1 day
Incident Location:
104 Stevenson Street, New Richmond
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Coal Creek
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Discharged in 2008
Burial Place:
New Richmond Cemetery, New Richmond

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   Town Marshal Mark Clapp suffered a fatal heart attack after a violent struggle with a domestic violence suspect.

   When he and his son, who was a Montgomery County jail officer, arrived at the scene, his son waited in the patrol car. Marshal Clapp accompanied the suspect into his home and while inside they became engaged in a struggle.

   Marshal Clapp's son was unaware of the struggle until a local deputy arrived at the scene and requested assistance when Marshal Clapp fell ill.

   He was taken to St. Clare Medical Center in Crawfordsville before being transferred to Clarion Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis where he died early the following day.

   The 17-year-old suspect was taken into custody and subsequently charged as an adult. He was later convicted of battery and resisting law enforcement but was found not guilty of manslaughter and reckless homicide. The offender was sentenced to six years in prison and discharged in 2008.

   Town Marshal Clapp was survived by his wife, son, two brothers and parents.

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