Downtown Los Angeles header image
Los Angeles Police Department BadgeLos Angeles Police Department Memorial Badge

Official Site of The LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT


 Harry Clester, Policeman

Harry Clester

Tuesday, December 6, 1921



Clester, Harry

Rank: Policeman

Serial Number:Unknown

Division: Unknown

Location: 5th and Lorena

Date Killed: Tuesday, December 6, 1921

Cause of Death: Shot by a Robbery Suspect

Bio: Policeman Clester and Policeman W. Brett were
shot and killed while transporting six subjects to the police
station. The two officers had stopped a car containing the six men
and decided to take them to the station for further questioning.
One officer drove the suspects' car while the other officer
followed behind them. During the drive the suspects shot the
officer driving their car. When the other officer stopped the
police car to see what happened he was shot too.

Five suspects were apprehended 12 days later and the sixth
committed suicide after being tracked to the desert and surrounded.
Two of the suspects that were apprehended were hung at San Quentin
Prison on April 21, 1924.

LAPD Fallen Officers Badge

INTERESTING FACTS