Police Officer Clark Anthony Woolridge

Police Officer Clark Anthony Woolridge
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
End of Watch: Sunday, August 12, 1979

Biographical Information:
Age: 22
Tour of Duty: 1 year
Badge Number: Unknown


Incident Details:
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Friday, August 10, 1979
Weapon Used: N/A
Suspect Info: Unknown




Officer Clark Wooldridge was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a report of a fight caused by a traffic crash. During the response his patrol car collided with another vehicle, overturned, and became engulfed in flames.

Another officer who was responding to the call was able to pull Officer Wooldridge, who was unconscious, from the vehicle. The officer, along with the assistance of a citizen, carried him away from the burning car.

He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries two days later.

Officer Wooldridge had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife.