Officer Brent William Clearman

Officer Brent William Clearman

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 6, 2006

Brent William Clearman

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.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 1 year, 4 months
  • Badge 17843

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 5, 2006
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Plead guilty to felony hit-and-run

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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
Mother

June 18, 2017

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