Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 13 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicular assault
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Charged with vehicular homicide
Lieutenant Christopher Claypool was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while at the scene of another accident.
As he walked across the intersection with his flashlight to check on one of the victims of the initial accident , he was struck by the suspected drunk driver, who then fled the scene. The incident occurred at approximately 0030 hours.
The suspect was eventually apprehended and charged with vehicular homicide. The suspect pled guilty to leaving the scene of an accident.
Lieutenant Claypool had been employed with the Columbus Division of Police for 13 years, and is survived by his wife and two children. He was three days shy of his 40th birthday.