Lieutenant Christopher Neal Claypool

Lieutenant Christopher Neal Claypool

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, April 29, 2001

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Christopher Neal Claypool

Lieutenant Christopher Claypool was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while at the scene of another accident.

As he walked across the intersection with his flashlight to check on one of the victims of the initial accident, he was struck by the suspected drunk driver, who then fled the scene. The incident occurred at approximately 0030 hours.

The suspect was eventually apprehended and charged with vehicular homicide. The suspect pled guilty to leaving the scene of an accident.

Lieutenant Claypool had been employed with the Columbus Division of Police for 13 years, and is survived by his wife and two children. He was three days shy of his 40th birthday.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with vehicular homicide

hit and run

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Hard to believe it has been 19 years! Thank you for instilling in me some of your leadership traits that I observed from you while you were my 3rd shift Relief Lt.. Every single day I use them as I lead my people. I will always cherish the friendship of your family that developed soon after your passing. God Bless you Lt. and always the Claypool family!

Chief Deputy Jim Gilbert, FCSO
Retired Sgt., Cols Div. of Police

April 29, 2020

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