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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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You are missed so much. My heart aches as another birthday passed and you are forever 33. Hard to believe ten years has gone by since I had to say goodbye to you. Feels like yesterday. I'm so grateful I got to be by your side during your final moments. I carry all the beautiful moments we shared with me every day.

I was able to spend this 10 year anniversary with your old sniper team and it did my heart good to hear all the stories. To know and learn that you are the man I knew you to be, and it wasn't just my biased opinion. You truly pushed and lifted people up to be their best.

Among the many things I miss, I'm missing the days when we'd just get into your truck or my Jeep and take the dogs and get lost in the woods for days. I wish I could do that with you today.

Thank you for spending the rest of your life with me! You made me a better person than I ever could have been without you. I will love you forever!

Cathy Jo
Your Wife
February 2, 2017


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