Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Lieutenant Christopher Neal Claypool | Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

Lieutenant

Christopher Neal Claypool

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch: Sunday, April 29, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 13 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with vehicular homicide

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

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.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 94 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Our hearts are still broken from this loss...but we treasure the years we had with our Chris! Thank you all for remembering!

Cheri Claypool-Johnson
Sister
April 30, 2016

 

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
 
All 2016 Deaths