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Patrol Officer Clay Hoover | Inkster Police Department, Michigan Inkster Police Department, Michigan

Patrol Officer

Clay Hoover

Inkster Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Thursday, July 9, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 44

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Clay Hoover, Sergeant Ira Parker, and Officer Daniel Dubiel were shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant for a bad check from a rental car agency on a 68 year-old woman and her three sons.

Officers Dubiel and Hoover entered the room first and were asked to help one of the sons who had recently had kidney dialysis treatment. Officer Dubiel then called Sergeant Parker to bring a summons instead of arresting the individuals, and the officers waited with the suspects. When Sergeant Parker arrived in the room the suspects opened fire killing the officers instantly. Before their arrest the suspects held officers at bay during a ten hour standoff as hundreds of rounds were fired from their room.

All four suspects were sentenced to three life terms in prison for their role in the murders. The mother died in prison June 12, 2011. One of her sons died in prison in 1996.

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