Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Clinton Warren Hunter

Austin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, November 29, 2001

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Reflections for Police Officer Clinton Warren Hunter

Today, with the help of two strangers, we replaced the American flags surrounding Clinton's memorial site at the entrance to Union Creek and cleaned up around the site. We said a few words of appreciation for his service, saluted him, and said God speed and RIP. Several cars stopped to inquire about what was happening and we invited them to visit Clinton's site and to read the touching message in concrete at the base of the memorial, which brought tears to the eyes of all who saw it. Clinton now has 10 more people, all strangers, who appreciate him.

Randy Jennings
a neighbor and grateful citizen
Austin, TX

Randy Jennings
A neighbor and grateful citizen of Austin, Tx

August 8, 2018

Proud to be his family.

Diane Hunter
Cousin

April 26, 2018

Remembering you today and always.
11/29/2017

Debbie Hunter-Weir
Sister

November 29, 2017

Love you kid.

Jamie Harvel

July 21, 2017

My son and I come to visit Officer Clinton's Memorial in Onion creek during our walks. We sit thinking about him and appreciate his service as a police officer.

The Franco's

Sandra

April 2, 2017

The driver that was convicted of hitting Officer Hunter had previously been arrested in Hays County, TX for public intoxication and apparently had a history of hitting the bottle. I recall working in Dispatch in Hays County when the driver had been arrested for the PI. When I heard that he had killed Officer Hunter I felt numb. We had him in custody for an alcohol related offense not too long before. I was glad to see he got life. You are missed brother.

Inv. R. Morgan
Bastrop County Sheriff's Office, TX

August 2, 2016

Miss you brother!

Donnie R.Hunter II
cousin

November 2, 2015

I have been reflecting on the last time I spoke to Clint the day prior to his death. We worked patrol off of E. Riverside and I was one of his field training officers when he was a cadet. My last memory of him was his positive attitude and warm smile as we goodbye to one another during shift change. I saw his mother this past December at the Tree of Angels service at my church and memories of him came flooding back into my mind. He is never forgotten, but dearly missed. Continued peace and blessings to his family.

Rev. Eric Gates
Former APD officer

September 17, 2015

I was on the Austin PD when this happened and I never heard a negative word spoken about Clinton. He was an intelligent, funny and hard working officer that was well respected.

Detective Bill Hancock
former Austin PD detective

November 27, 2014

Missing you as much today as I did the morning I got the news my brother.

Donne R Hunter II
cousin

September 24, 2014

Clinton-
Sir, I believe I may have met your Mom today. Such a wonderful Lady. Was coming out of a store, saw the LP on the vehicle, and engaged in conversation. When she spoke of you, there was a sparkle in her eye.
You are a true Hero, Sir. May you sleep easy in God's arms, and continue to watch over all of us. Above all, I thank you.

Sgt. Trey Pellizzari
Texas DPS/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Training Unit

September 21, 2013

Always remembered

The Donovan Family

November 29, 2012

Officer Hunter,
Another summer draws to a close and I find myself reflecting on another year of camp. I was lucky enough to mentor your daughters cabin again this year. Your memory burns bright with this bright, witty and beautiful young woman. Please continue to watch over us all. God bless.

Sgt Kelly Donahue
Madison PD

September 23, 2012

Officer Hunter, I didn't know you but I remember the night it happened just like yesterday. We just recently buried another of our own yesterday. We will never forget him and we will never forget you. We will always be your brothers.

One officer among many
APD

April 12, 2012

Today is 10 years since your life was tragically cut short doing the job you loved to do. Many things have changed since that day, people you worked with have promoted, retired and some have even passed away. Every day I go to the south substation that bears your name and see your picture hanging on the wall in the hallway. Many that walk down that hall never knew you just your story and why the station is named after you. Whenever I tell the story about what happened it chokes me up and I have to stop. You were a good officer and a good man that I am proud to have worked with and whom I am happy to call a friend. This is just my small way to say you are not forgotten and never will be.
Rest in peace Clint

Cpl Tom Hardies #2363
Austin PD

November 29, 2011

Today is 10 years since your life was tragically cut short doing the job you loved to do. Many things have changed since that day, people you worked with have promoted, retired and some have even passed away. Every day I go to the south substation that bears your name and see your picture hanging on the wall in the hallway. Many that walk down that hall never knew you just your story and why the station is named after you. Whenever I tell the story about what happened it chokes me up and I have to stop. You were a good officer and a good man that I am proud to have worked with and whom I am happy to call a friend. This is just my small way to say you are not forgotten and never will be.
Rest in peace Clint

Cpl Tom Hardies #2363
Austin PD

November 29, 2011

Officer Hunter,

I had the pleasure of spending the week with your Daughter at summer camp. I am inspired by her strength and dedication to your memory. You would be so proud of what a wonderful young woman that she is. Your family keeps you in their memory and honors your sacrifice.

May you watch over them from the comfort of Heaven, and keep them close always. God Bless you and keep you.

Kelly Donahue

Sgt Kelly Donahue
COPS Kids Camp Mentor

July 31, 2011

Clint it been 10 years since we first met, you were a rookie and I was a brand new sergeant. I can remember the the fun we had at your expense and and how well you took it, I also remember how hard you worked and how much you loved the job. I measured every rookie ever assigned to me based on you, that may have been unjust for them, but they had large shoes to fill. I turned over every personnel jacket for everyone who ever worked for me but yours. They all moved on to other assignments or promoted. You stayed with me until the day I retired, your personnel jacket sits in my safe at the house, a memory of a career cut short, a life taken too young. May you rest in peace, watch over the new ones, they have to come to this site to read about you. May they always remember you, someone I will never forget.

Anonymous

April 5, 2011

I can still see you in my mind's eye when you were the ring bearer in my wedding. I was always proud of you and your service to our country in whatever form it took at the time. RIP little brother.

jim
Cousin

November 29, 2010

Hello Clint, there is not a day that goes by that I dont think of you. I pray for your family each day that goes by. I pray that you watch over ever Officer on the department. I pray that you guide us every day. I know that you are our guardian angel. Amen

S.P.O Verver
Austin PD

November 29, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the eighth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you. Bot the pain and the pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 29, 2009

Never forgotten!

Spo Lopez
Austin PD

June 24, 2009

Hard to believe you've been gone so long Clint. Seems like just yesterday I was standing with you as you married your beautiful bride. You continue to be an inspiration to my family, especially Thomas who wants to follow your footsteps into service. We'll never forget you.

Donnie Ray Hunter II
Cousin

April 6, 2009

Clinton,
There is not a day that goes by that I do not think of you. Though you have been gone from us for almost 7 years, our love for you still goes on. You will remain forever in my heart. Rest peacefully.
Deb

Deb, Big sister

March 5, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 30, 2008

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