WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Wichita Police Department Chief Gordon Ramsay announced on Monday that Captain Clay Germany died over the weekend from medical complications associated with COVID-19.
Captain Germany joined the WPD in 1994 and served in the ranks of a police officer, detective, sergeant, and lieutenant. He was a captain over property crime investigations.
“Captain Germany was a visionary, a consummate team player, a dedicated professional, and an exceptional leader. His service to the Wichita community was demonstrated in his ability to establish partnerships and be an effective problem solver,” said Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay. “Captain Germany led a life of significance through his work, was a great friend to many and will be sorely missed. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Funeral arrangements are pending at this time.”
Chief Ramsay added, “Capt. Germany was around for three decades here and really was an integral part of the department and the leadership team. I promoted him to Captain in 2016.”
Before joining the department, Germany was already serving others.
“He also was an officer in the Navy where he was highly respected and recognized for his service. And he also worked in Oklahoma as a police officer prior to coming to Wichita. So he really was a man of service for his country and community,” explained Chief Ramsay.
Following Captain Germany’s death, Chief Ramsay shared the following messages via Twitter: