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Officer Brent William Clearman | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California


Brent William Clearman

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Sunday, August 6, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 1 year, 4 months

Badge # 17843

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 8/5/2006

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Plead guilty to felony hit-and-run

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Officer Brent Clearman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while investigating an accident on I-880, near the 66th Avenue on-ramp, in Oakland.

Officer Clearman suffered severe injuries when he was struck by the vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following day.

The driver of the vehicle who struck him fled the scene. The man turned himself in on August 7th, 2006. He plead guilty to a felony hit-and-run charge on September 26th, 2006, and was sentenced to four years in prison.

A former member of the US Marine Corps, he was a veteran of the War on Terrorism, where he served as a sniper. He had served with the California Highway Patrol for 16 months.

The officer is survived by his wife, parents, and four sisters.

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Brent, I cannot tell you how much I still miss you. You are forever in my heart. I think so much about all the events of your growing up years and what a wonderful man you turned out to be. All these years have gone by without you. So sad!

Caroline Clearman
June 18, 2017


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