Patrolman Von Raymond McClelland

Photo of Patrolman Von Raymond McClelland
End of Watch: Thu, Jan 25th, 1940
Date of Incident: Thu, Jan 25th, 1940
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 5 years
Age: 28


His wife and son


Patrolman McClelland was shot to death by his detective car partner, Sergeant Walter B. Smith, during an argument in the car.

After two trials and two hung juries, Sergeant Smith pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and took a two-year suspended sentence. He claimed he fired in self-defense.


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