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 a crash 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.

Officer Clearman was a U.S. Marine Corps sniper veteran of the War on Terrorism and had served with the California Highway Patrol for 16 months. He is survived by his wife, parents, and four sisters.


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

Incident Details

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

accident investigation, hit-and-run

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Does not seem like 17 years have passed since you departed. Still reflect on our time in Louisiana in support of the LSP, right after Hurricane Katrina hit. We talked about God while providing overwatch for LSP SWAT as they cleared a church building. We also rescued a good number of dogs abandoned in their owners homes as we searched for survivors.

To Brent’s family and loved ones, know that Brent is not forgotten. Peace be with you.

Patrolman G. Garcia (Honorably Retired
California Highway Patrol/ USN

August 6, 2023

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