Officer Bruce Thomas Hinman

Officer Bruce Thomas Hinman

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Tuesday, October 3, 1995

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Bruce Thomas Hinman

Officer Hinman died one week after being struck by a drunk driver. He was assisting a motorist when the drunk driver struck the disabled vehicle at 60 mph, which in turn struck him.

The 42-year-old driver was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 15 years to life.

Officer Hinman had been with the agency for nine years and was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 11820

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 28, 1995
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Officer Hinman,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 3, 2020

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