October 1898 – January 8, 1923
Tpr. John P. Clinton was killed on duty while riding a disabled motorcycle that was being towed by another vehicle near Grandville, Michigan. The tow rope became entangled and Trooper Clinton was thrown to his death.
Trooper Clinton was the third MSP officer to die in the line of duty.
(Further information not available due to lack oftow rope became entangled and Trooper Clinton historical records.)