Chief Deputy Sheriff Clyde E. Hobbs

Chief Deputy Sheriff Clyde E. Hobbs

Uvalde County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, August 10, 1982

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Clyde E. Hobbs

Chief Deputy Sheriff Clyde Hobbs was beaten to death after stopping a vehicle he suspected of containing stolen goods. His body was found minutes later on U.S. 83 three miles south of Uvalde.

The three occupants of the vehicle attacked him and beat him severely. Chief Deputy Hobbs succumbed to his wounds approximately 12 hours later.

All three suspects, 18, 26, and 32, were convicted of capital murder and sentenced to life in prison. The 18-year-old was denied parole on June 21, 2021. His next parole hearing is in June of 2024. On October 19, 1983, he received an additional 50 years after he was convicted of the murder of another man near Eagle Pass in December of 1981. The two terms are to run concurrently. The 26-year-old was denied parole on July 25, 2021. His next parole hearing is in July of 2024.

Chief Deputy Hobbs had served with the Uvalde County Sheriff's Office for 9-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 9 years, 6 months
  • Badge 43

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Monday, August 9, 1982
  • Weapon Blunt object; Tire iron
  • Offender Sentenced to life

traffic stop

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Chief Deputy Hobbs,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Uvalde County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 10, 2022

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