MUG: Trooper Bill McClendon McClendon joined the patrol in 1998. Trooper McClendon was killed about 1:20 p.m. in an accident involving a tractor trailer on the Turnpike near Claremore. Trooper McClendon was responding to a call and pulled to the shoulder of the turnpike in preparation for a turnaround. As Trooper McClendon attempted the turn, he was struck by an oncoming tractor trailer. Trooper McClendon and the tractor trailer driver were both killed. Trooper McClendon is survived by his wife and three children.