Patrolman Harry L. Conyers, Jr.
(Jan. 10, 1926 - Jan. 22, 1967)
Harry L. Conyers, Jr., was born Jan. 10, 1926, in Miami. He served
in the United States Marine Corps and retired from the United
States Army before joining the Clearwater Police Department on
Oct. 15, 1962.
On Feb. 22, 1964, Patrolman Conyers volunteered
for, and was assigned to, duty as a Motorcycle Officer. On
Jan. 18, 1967, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office requested an
escort for a deputy on a "blood run" to Morton Plant
Hospital, and Patrolman Conyers, driving a 1964 Harley Davidson,
was dispatched. At 8:59 p.m., while responding to the call,
Patrolman Conyers was involved in a crash on Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard,
just west of Saturn Avenue, and suffered severe head injuries.
He was taken to Morton Plant Hospital,
where he died at 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 22, 1967, without ever regaining
consciousness. He was 41 years old. He was the first Clearwater
officer ever killed in the line of duty.
Patrolman Conyers was survived by his
parents, his wife, two sons and five daughters. Burial was at
to Clearwater Police Memorial Page