Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 4 months
Badge # 17843
Cause: Vehicular assault
Incident Date: 8/5/2006
Offender: Plead guilty to felony hit-and-run
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.