Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 18 years
Badge # 4P87
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 2/19/2004
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Suspect: Sentenced to 4 years
Deputy Constable F. Scott Claborn was killed when his patrol car was struck from behind by a drunk driver while he was providing an escort to construction vehicles on North Beltway 8.
The incident occurred at approximately 0200 hours. The officer's vehicle was pushed it into the back of one of the construction vehicles and then into a retaining wall.
The officer was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the truck, who's BAC was more than three times the legal limit, was arrested and charged with intoxicated manslaughter. He was found guilty and sentenced to 4 years in prison.
Deputy Constable Claborn had served in law enforcement for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, 9-year-old son, and his parents.