Marshal Silas E. Clark

Died on November 22, 1897

Silas E. Clark, 43
Springville Police Department
Accidental: Shooting

Marshal Clark died from an accidental gunshot wound. In the evening hours of November 18, the 43-year-old victim and two deputies were preparing to leave for a patrol of the train station when one of the deputies accidentally discharged his pistol. The bullet struck Marshal Clark in the stomach. Following an operation in Salt Lake City, he succumbed to his wound four days later. Marshal Clark was married and the father of nine children. He is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Springville. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by employees and friends of the Springville Police Department.


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2 responses to “Marshal Silas E. Clark”

  1. […] ALONZO M. WILSON, Salt Lake City P.D., 1894 Officer JOHN C. MORRISSEY, Bingham P.D., 1895 Marshal SILAS E. CLARK, Springville P.D., 1897 Sheriff SAMUEL M. BLISS, Carbon County S.O., 1945 Officer THOMAS M. REES, […]

  2. BL Smith says:

    I am so proud to be a member of the Utah Peace Officer Association which started the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial. Both are proud members of Utah’s Law Enforcement Community. The UPOA recognizes, each year, 14 (different) fallen officers. If anyone has contact information on relatives I am the keeper of fallen officer relative information. When events come up that honor our fallen officers we reach out to family/relative members when these events occur. I can be reached at blsmith@sandy.Utah.gov.

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