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Police Officer Clinton Hunter | Austin Police Department, Texas Austin Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Clinton Hunter

Austin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, November 29, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 1 year, 2 months

Badge # 180

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Clinton Hunter was struck and killed by a suspect during a vehicle pursuit.

Another officer had observed the suspect vehicle driving erratically southbound on I-35. When he attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled and led the officer on a chase. The vehicle exited the highway but re-entered northbound. Officer Hunter was attempting to deploy stop sticks when the driver struck him and his patrol unit.

Officer Hunter was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver was also injured in the accident and was taken into custody. The man was sentenced to life as a result of Officer Hunter's death.

Officer Hunter had been employed with the Austin Police Department for just 14 months, and is survived by his wife and 3-year-old daughter.

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The driver that was convicted of hitting Officer Hunter had previously been arrested in Hays County, TX for public intoxication and apparently had a history of hitting the bottle. I recall working in Dispatch in Hays County when the driver had been arrested for the PI. When I heard that he had killed Officer Hunter I felt numb. We had him in custody for an alcohol related offense not too long before. I was glad to see he got life. You are missed brother.

Inv. R. Morgan
Bastrop County Sheriff's Office, TX
August 2, 2016

 

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