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Detective Young Clifton Hobson | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Detective

Young Clifton Hobson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Friday, May 3, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 11 years

Badge # 11118

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Detective Young Clifton Hobson was shot and killed during an interrogation of a suspect.

Detective Hobson observed a man with a handgun in his waistband. Detective Hobson approached the man and began to question him. The gunman drew the weapon and fired several shots, striking Detective Hobson.

Detective Hobson died a few hours later at the hospital.

Detective Hobson had served with the agency for 11 years and had previously served for four years with the United States Air Force Military Police. He was survived by his wife and son.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 9, 2013

 

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