Richard Clemens, Retired State Trooper & Model For Norman Rockwell’s “The Runaway,” Dies At Age 83

State Trooper Richard Clemens In Norman Rockwell's Iconic "The Runaway" Passed Away At 83

“The Massachusetts State Police announced on Monday the passing of retired state trooper Staff Sgt. Richard J. Clemens Jr. in New York State, where he lived for many years in his retirement.

Clemens, who retired in 1975, remains one of the most recognizable figures in the history of the state police. In 1958, he was the state trooper depicted in the 1958 Norman Rockwell portrait titled “The Runaway.””

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