"I told you that I will get you the money."
"Such a small sum is of little interest to my employer. Your position, however, that's something we can work with."
―Clyde Farnum and James Wesley[src]

Officer Clyde Farnum was a police officer ordered by James Wesley and Wilson Fisk to assassinate Karen Page.


Family Life and Career

Clyde Farnum had a daughter named Tracy who was in college, and they had a close relationship as the two would attend movies together when she attended the school. Though he was an officer of the New York City Police Department, Farnum got into debt with Don Rigoletto for over twenty-six thousand dollars.[1]

Park Lunch

"What do you want me to do?"
―Clyde Farnum to James Wesley[src]

Farnum is threatened by James Wesley

Farnum was eating lunch in a park when James Wesley approached him and sat beside him; Farnum was annoyed because he wanted to be alone. Wesley showed Farnum a live video feed of his daughter, Tracy on a college campus, unaware she was being watched by Rance. Farnum thought that Wesley was extorting him for Don Rigoletto until he was told that Rigoletto had retired and transferred the debt to a new lender. Wesley said that the debt would be forgiven and Tracy spared if Farnum cooperated with him.[1]

An Extorted Cleaner

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Clyde Farnum strangling Karen Page

"I'm sorry."
―Clyde Farnum to Karen Page[src]

James Wesley instructed Farnum to assassinate Karen Page, who had discovered a money-laundering scheme orchestrated by Union Allied Construction. As she was incarcerated at the 15th Precinct Police Station for the alleged murder of Daniel Fisher, Farnum sneaked inside her cell and attempted to strangle Page and make it look like a suicide.

Farnum apologized to Page and wrapped a bed sheet around her throat but was unable to kill her as she scratched at his eyes and called out for help. In the aftermath of the attempted hit, Farnum was arrested and Matt Murdock and Foggy Nelson was brought in to discuss the event with officers. As Farnum failed to complete Wesley's task, he several his hitmen to kill Farnum and make it look like it was suicide. The next morning, Farnum's body was found by his daughter; with a discharged gun in his hand.[1]





  • In the comics, Frank Farnum is the tenant of the building that houses the Nelson and Murdock Law Office, and secretly also a successful crime leader known as the Masked Marauder.

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