Tom Clements Colorado Corrections Director Shot and Killed Tuesday- Suspect Still at Large

Tom Clements
Tom Clements

By Dawn Cranfield

Colorado Director of Department of Corrections Shot and Killed Tuesday – Suspect Still at Large

Tom Clements, director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, was shot Tuesday night at his home.  Clements was killed when he answered the door to his home, authorities stated.  It was approximately 8:30 when an unknown gunman shot Clements in the chest at his home in Monument, Colorado, 25 minutes north of Colorado Springs.

A family member of Clements who was home at the time of the shooting called 911 to alert authorities.

While officials have no suspect at this time, they do believe the surrounding neighborhood is still in danger, although they are not elaborating.

Clements, 58, served in the Missouri Department of Corrections before being appointed as Executive Director of Colorado’s Department of Corrections in 2011.  He held a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Mid-America Nazarene and a master’s

Gov. John Hickenlooper
Gov. John Hickenlooper

degree in public administration from the University of Missouri.

“Clements is survived by his wife, Lisa, their two daughters and their families.” (

“Gov. John Hickenlooper issued a statement to the 6,000 employees of the Department of Corrections, saying Clements was

‘unfailingly kind and thoughtful,

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