Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Brent William Clearman

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 6, 2006

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Reflections for Officer Brent William Clearman

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

Another year. Hard to believe. I retired a few years ago and am so happy each time the CHP magazine comes out and I see the name of someone that I know has retired. It also reminds to reflect on the eight friends that will not.
You’re missed and as I have for the last sixteen years, I will remember your sacrifice for each year until I am called.

Rest In Peace as you watch over your family and loved ones. I know they find comfort in knowing you are there.

Officer Mark Locey (Ret)
California Highway Patrol

August 7, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Clearman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 6, 2022

Still remembered and still honored. May God continue to bless you and your family. To your mother, please know you are honored by all of us Marines and fellow patrolmen. . My mother passed three years ago and I know she always worried about me when I was in Vietnam and all my years on the Highway Patrol. I know your brave son is watching over you and your family. Semper Fi.

State Traffic Officer 7185.
California Highway Patrol & US Marine

August 6, 2022

Happy Birthday, Brent. Thinking of you tonight. You would have turned 49 today. Wow! You are always in our thoughts. Mom and Dad have your photos and memorial items all over the walls. Mom looks at your picture every day and says you are looking at her. Yes, I am sure you are watching over her. Thank you, brother. We miss you.

Annie Snyder

January 30, 2022

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

August 6, 2020

Rest in peace always knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 6, 2020

Thinking of you. Rest In Peace.

(Ret) Officer Mark Locey
California Highway Patrol

August 6, 2020

Semper Fi Marine. God bless you and your family.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol, South LA. US Marine

August 6, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Clearman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 7, 2020

Hi Mrs. Clearmam. Today's date is May 10th, 2019 and you don't know me, but my name is Leroy Polar. I live in Oakland California with my wife of almost 30 years and my three boys. We are originally from San Francisco but we moved to Oakland 20 years ago. I just wanted to let you know that I have been driving on the 880 freeway for a long time and every time I past your husbands name on that big green sign on the freeway I am always drawn to it. From the first time I saw it, there's a feeling that comes over me and I have to stare at it and acknowledge it for some reason. It also reminds me of the sacrifice that he made to protect me and the public and for that I am forever grateful to your husband. Every time I see that sign I wonder how you and your family are getting along, I could not imagine being without my wife and I won't even play like I understand what you must still be going through even though it's almost been 14 years. I have been wanting to reach out to you for years and today was the day to let you know that even though you don't know me I often think about you and your husband and I wonder how you are doing. Feel good knowing that your husband had a positive affect on a total stranger and that every time this stranger drives by your husbands name I acknowledge him and thank him for his service to me and our community. Continue to be strong and know that there are people that you don't even know that care about you and are praying for you and your family. You had a great husband and I just want to show gratitude to him and your family. My email address is [email protected]. If you ever need anything me and my wife are here for you because we are all brothers and sisters in God's kingdom. God bless you and your family.

Leroy Polar. Total stranger.

May 10, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson(Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 6, 2018

Brent, I cannot tell you how much I still miss you. You are forever in my heart. I think so much about all the events of your growing up years and what a wonderful man you turned out to be. All these years have gone by without you. So sad!

Caroline Clearman

June 18, 2017

Semper Fi

CPL Matt Badon

April 24, 2017

Semper Fi

CPL Matt Badon

April 22, 2017

You are missed so much. My heart aches as another birthday passed and you are forever 33. Hard to believe ten years has gone by since I had to say goodbye to you. Feels like yesterday. I'm so grateful I got to be by your side during your final moments. I carry all the beautiful moments we shared with me every day.

I was able to spend this 10 year anniversary with your old sniper team and it did my heart good to hear all the stories. To know and learn that you are the man I knew you to be, and it wasn't just my biased opinion. You truly pushed and lifted people up to be their best.

Among the many things I miss, I'm missing the days when we'd just get into your truck or my Jeep and take the dogs and get lost in the woods for days. I wish I could do that with you today.

Thank you for spending the rest of your life with me! You made me a better person than I ever could have been without you. I will love you forever!

Cathy Jo
Your Wife

February 2, 2017

Can't believe that it has been ten years since I heard the sad news of your untimely passing. I cannot count the times that I have thought about you over the years. Your Corps values of honor, courage and commitment were unwavering. I will never forget our times on Rocket Mountain or our ski trip from Kirkwood to Bridgeport. Many great stories and many great laughs. I know you are guarding the streets of heaven.

Rest in Peace Mate...

MGySgt Red Muratori

August 6, 2016

Rest in Peace. There is a better place where hero's are welcomed.

Lt. Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (Ret.)

August 6, 2016

You are always in our hearts and minds, reminiscing about good times you will never be forgatten

Msgt Febles

May 17, 2016

You would have been 43 this month. Hard to believe that it is almost 10 years now. I still miss you so very much and I still love you. Mom

Caroline Clearman
Mother of CHP Officer Brent Clearman

January 31, 2016

As I was cleaning my old desk area I took down the copy of the Memorial Page I printed out years ago when I found out Brent had passed. It brought back memories of a great week of training. Brent left a lasting impression on myself. A true patriotic American. Thank you for your service.

Dennis Bergansky
Bedford PD

January 20, 2016

Missing you so much at this holiday time, and it's almost your birthday. Love you still.

Caroline Clearman
Mother of CHP Officer Brent Clearman

December 27, 2015

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”


Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

I climbed again for you this year. It was a difficult climb but such is life here without you. Any pain I felt during or feel now after the climb will heal, unlike the scars on my heart from losing you. I miss you, I miss the dreams we had... I re read your letters and wonder how many of those dreams we could have accomplished in these last 9years... I think many. I'm so grateful for how you really showed me how strong I am, and for believing in me. The inspiration and encouragement to conquer anything that stood in my way, that you gave to me will be with me forever. I will always cherish the love you gave me. You are forever in my heart, and will always be loved!

Cathy Clearman

August 8, 2015

Nine still seems like yesterday. Miss you so much and still love you, my only son. Mom

Caroline Clearman
Mother of CHP Officer Brent Clearman

August 6, 2015

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