Officer Brent William Clearman

Officer Brent William Clearman

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 6, 2006

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Brent William Clearman

Officer Brent Clearman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while investigating an accident on I-880, near the 66th Avenue on-ramp, in Oakland.

Officer Clearman suffered severe injuries when he was struck by the vehicle. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the following day.

The driver of the vehicle who struck him fled the scene. The man turned himself in on August 7th, 2006. He pleaded guilty to a felony hit-and-run charge on September 26th, 2006, and was sentenced to four years in prison.

A former member of the U.S. Marine Corps, he was a veteran of the War on Terrorism, where he served as a sniper. He had served with the California Highway Patrol for 16 months.

The officer is survived by his wife, parents, and four sisters.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 1 year, 4 months
  • Badge 17843

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 5, 2006
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Plead guilty to felony hit-and-run

hit-and-run

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Another year. Hard to believe. I retired a few years ago and am so happy each time the CHP magazine comes out and I see the name of someone that I know has retired. It also reminds to reflect on the eight friends that will not.
You’re missed and as I have for the last sixteen years, I will remember your sacrifice for each year until I am called.

Rest In Peace as you watch over your family and loved ones. I know they find comfort in knowing you are there.

Officer Mark Locey (Ret)
California Highway Patrol

August 7, 2022

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