Border Patrol Inspector Richard David Clarke
United States Department of Justice – Immigration and Naturalization Service – United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government
DOD: Monday, December 18, 1950
Inspector Clarke was stabbed to death while transporting an illegal alien in El Paso, Texas. The suspect suddenly produced a knife and stabbed him in the heart, causing instant death. Inspector Clarke’s partner then struggled with the suspect in the backseat and held him until other officers arrived. The suspect was charged with murder.
Inspector Clarke was survived by his wife. He was buried in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. He had been with the agency for one year.