Chief Deputy Seymore L. Clark

Died on November 27, 1908

Age 37
Weber County Sheriff’s Office
Homicide: Handgun

Chief Deputy Clark was shot and killed by a burglar. At approximately 9 p.m., the 37-year-old victim and another deputy responded to a Uintah farm on a complaint of trespassing. The two officers arrested a vagrant and were returning to Ogden in a buggy when they observed a man entering a boxcar on a rail siding. When they stopped to investigate, the man opened fire on them with a .32-caliber automatic pistol. Deputy Clark was shot four times and died a few minutes later. The other deputy and the suspect were both wounded. The killer was never identified. Deputy Clark was married but had no children. He is buried in Ogden City Cemetery. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by the Weber County Deputy Sheriff’s Association.


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3 responses to “Chief Deputy Seymore L. Clark”

  1. Sgt. Danny Driggs says:

    I am currenrtly working on getting his name added to the National Memorial in Washington DC.

  2. Eric Whitehead says:

    The Utah Peace Officer Association is going to be honoring Chief Deputy Seymore Clark at the Fallen Officer Trail Ride in Moab on April 18 2015. We would like to invite Family and friends to come to the event to help Honor Chief Deputy Clark and all our Fallen Officers.

  3. BL Smith says:

    Amazing how many people are affected by ones actions. I am so proud to be a member of the Utah Peace Officer Association which started the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial (we are located in the same building now)and recognize, each year, 14 (different) fallen officers. If anyone has contact information on relatives I am the keeper of fallen officer relative information so we can reach out to family/relative members when these events occur. I can be reached at blsmith@sandy.Utah.gov.

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