Police Officer Clinton Warren Hunter

Police Officer Clinton Warren Hunter

Austin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, November 29, 2001

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Clinton Warren Hunter

Officer Clinton Hunter was struck and killed by a suspect during a vehicle pursuit.

Another officer had observed the suspect vehicle driving erratically southbound on I-35. When he attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled and led the officer on a chase. The vehicle exited the highway but re-entered northbound. Officer Hunter was attempting to deploy stop sticks when the driver struck him and his patrol unit.

Officer Hunter was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver was also injured in the accident and was taken into custody.

The 28-year-old driver had two felony warrants for his arrest, an extensive record for drunk driving, and was on parole for a 1992 burglary. He was sentenced to life as a result of Officer Hunter's death. He will be eligible for parole on November 29, 2031.

Officer Hunter was a U.S Army veteran and had served with the Austin Police Department for just 14 months, and is survived by his wife and 3-year-old daughter.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour 1 year, 2 months
  • Badge 4275
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I met your Brother yesterday Officer Hunter...he still feels the pain of the day you left. But more so, he is still the proudest Brother. Rest easy my brother in blue.

Deputy Adair
SCATTF

June 4, 2021

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