Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of San Bernardino Police Department Officer


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of San Bernardino Police Department Officer Daniel Clark:

“Anne and I are deeply saddened by the untimely death of Officer Daniel Clark and extend our heartfelt sympathy to his family, friends and co-workers. Officer Clark dedicated his career as a peace officer to protecting the community in which he served and gave his life trying to safeguard others from harm. Anne and I join the San Bernardino community in mourning his passing.”

Officer Clark, age 49, of San Bernardino, died November 3 from complications following surgery on an on-duty injury sustained during a foot chase and fight with two suspects in January of this year.

Officer Clark had worked for the San Bernardino Police Department for the last 20 years after beginning his law enforcement career with the Garden Grove Police Department in 1986. Officer Clark served as a drug recognition expert, field training officer and member of the rifle squad.

Officer Clark is survived by his wife, April, his adult daughter, Kayla and his parents Ed and Phyllis Clark, all of whom reside in San Bernardino.

In honor of Officer Clark, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.