Chief of Police
Troy 'Zeke' Clevenger
Winchester Police Department
Saturday, April 25, 1931

Age: 28
Badge #:
Panel 10W, Line 14
Panel L15, Line 1

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, April 25, 1931
07:40 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
100 block of West Washington Street, Winchester
Incident County:
Incident Township:
White River
Weapon Used:
.38-caliber handgun
Suspect Disposition:
• Shot and killed
• Paroled in 1944
Burial Place:
Fountain Park Cemetery, Winchester

   Chief Troy Clevenger was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men wanted for auto theft in Ohio and armed robbery of the Hartzler's Grocery store in Richmond.

   As he approached the suspect's stolen vehicle, the 32-year-old passenger opened fire, striking him in the abdomen. Despite being mortally wounded, Chief Clevenger was able to return fire, killing him.

   Chief Clevenger was transported to a local hospital by a citizen where he died from his wound an hour later.

   The 33-year-old driver fled the scene and was captured two days later in Muncie. He was later convicted and sentenced to life in prison but was paroled in 1944.

   Chief Clevenger was survived by his wife, 7-year-old son, mother, three sisters and brother.

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