Police Officer Clinton Warren Hunter

Police Officer Clinton Warren Hunter

Austin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, November 29, 2001

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 man was sentenced to life as a result of Officer Hunter's death.

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 180
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

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Today, with the help of two strangers, we replaced the American flags surrounding Clinton's memorial site at the entrance to Union Creek and cleaned up around the site. We said a few words of appreciation for his service, saluted him, and said God speed and RIP. Several cars stopped to inquire about what was happening and we invited them to visit Clinton's site and to read the touching message in concrete at the base of the memorial, which brought tears to the eyes of all who saw it. Clinton now has 10 more people, all strangers, who appreciate him.

Randy Jennings
a neighbor and grateful citizen
Austin, TX

Randy Jennings
A neighbor and grateful citizen of Austin, Tx

August 8, 2018

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