Detective Sergeant
Clarence Dean Thompson Jr.
Terre Haute Police Department
Sunday, March 8, 1964

Age: 42
Served: 16 years, 1 month
Badge #:
Panel 28W, Line 11
Panel L15, Line 8

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, March 7, 1964

Incident to Death Duration:
1 day
Incident Location:
211 Mulberry Street, Terre Haute
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Never apprehended
Burial Place:
Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute

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   Detective Sergeant Clarence Thompson died the day after he was assaulted outside the Coffee Cup Restaurant.

   He encountered three young, unidentified men in a nearby alley late in the evening.

   Early the following morning, he died from natural causes at his home.

   Detective Sergeant Thompson was survived by his wife, son, two stepdaughters, stepmother, two brothers and sister.

   His father had also served as an officer with the department.

Military Service

United States Army
World War II
Sergeant (SGT) ▪ 1942–1945

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