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Chief Deputy Sheriff Clyde E. Hobbs | Uvalde County Sheriff's Office, Texas Uvalde County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Chief Deputy Sheriff

Clyde E. Hobbs

Uvalde County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 10, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 9 years, 6 months

Badge # 43

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 8/9/1982

Weapon: Person

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Chief Deputy Hobbs was beaten to death after stopping a vehicle he suspected of containing stolen goods. The three occupants of the vehicle attached him and beat him severely. Chief Deputy Hobbs succumbed to his wounds approximately 12 hours later.

All three suspects were convicted of Chief Deputy Hobbs' murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Chief Deputy Hobbs had served with the agency for 9.5 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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I was in school at the time of his death. I worked night shift as a jailer and went to school during the day. Clyde was always so encourging and helpful. He was a nice, conciderate person. I think of him often.

Retired Kerrville Police
October 5, 2014


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