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Clancy Jr., Officer John T.

End of Watch: 
Wednesday, December 28, 1949
County: 
King
Agency: 
Seattle P.D.

On Saturday, December 24, 1949, Officer John Clancy of the Seattle Police Department was on patrol riding his motorcycle near Galer Street and Aurora Avenue when he was involved in a collision with a drunk driver.  He suffered a broken leg and a head injury. 

He never regained consciousness and died at Harborview County Hospital on Wednesday, December 28, 1949 at 0130 hours.

The driver of the automobile, Walter H. Neumann, was charged with drunken and reckless driving.  Two Harger Drunkometer tests indicated his alcohol concentration results of .321 and .309.  In 1949, the state’s per se BAC was .150.

Officer Clancy had been a member of the Seattle Police Department for three years, and was survived by his wife and son.