On January 19, 1936, Trooper Clark C. Lewis died instantly when his open touring car went off Route 27 and overturned near the village of Montauk.
At the time of his death, Trooper Lewis was assigned to Bethpage Park and to patrol Route 27. He was returning from the far eastern section of his patrol area when the accident happened.
Trooper Lewis was an 11-year veteran of the State Police and served in Troop B and Troop G, where he was a member of the famed Rough Riders. He was then assigned to the Troop K Parkway Detail and was with the detail when it was reclassified as Troop L.