Ten Ticks

May 22, 1973

Ten minutes. Given that much more time and Patrolman David Clark would have been off duty, heading home for a four-day weekend and perhaps some leisurely work in the yard.

Ten minutes. Given that much more time and his wife, Betty Clark, would not have been told a second time that policeman who was her husband had been killed.

Ten minutes. Give that and Patrolman Clark would not have been one of six victims yesterday in the tragedy on Kansas Street.

— The reporting of Thomas Bevier after 28-year-old David Sanders strolled along Kansas Street shooting randomly, killing five and wounding four others. He was killed by police but not before Clark, 31, was shot in the back of the head.