Detective Young Clifton Hobson

Detective Young Clifton Hobson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, May 3, 1968

Young Clifton Hobson

Detective Young Clifton Hobson was shot and killed during an interrogation of a suspect.

Detective Hobson observed a man with a handgun in his waistband. Detective Hobson approached the man and began to question him. The gunman drew the weapon and fired several shots, striking Detective Hobson.

Detective Hobson died a few hours later at the hospital.

Detective Hobson had served with the agency for 11 years and had previously served for four years with the United States Air Force Military Police. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 11118
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 50th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

May 3, 2018

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