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Detective Young Clifton Hobson

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, May 3, 1968

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Reflections for Detective Young Clifton Hobson

All we hear anymore is what a broken criminal justice system we have, but glad we keep giving Detective Hobson’s killer chances.

Detective Hobson, rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement family.

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

May 3, 2021

Man paroled after murdering Chicago cop in 1968 gets life for Northwest Side bank robbery

Posted on JAN 22, 2021
Chicago Tribune

A Chicago man who was paroled after serving less than 20 years for the 1968 murder of a police officer has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2018 bank robbery, according to the U.S. attorney’s office and court records.
Judge Gary Feinerman on Wednesday handed the sentence to David Walsh, 74, who fired five shots into the chest of Detective Young Clifton Hobson after the officer spotted Walsh with a gun while both were in a crowded Chicago bar. Hobson had asked Walsh if he had a right to carry a gun. Walsh was sentenced to 20-to-40 years in prison.

After his 1983 parole, Walsh was arrested with an Uzi submachine gun, “disguises of all sorts,” restraints, ski masks and bulletproof vests, according to Cook County prosecutors. The prosecutor argued Walsh should be “securely locked up forever,” after he walked into a restaurant in 1987 and robbed it using a replica of an antique gun.
Walsh got 60 years and served half of it, winning parole in October 2017.

In seeking a lengthy sentence for Walsh this year, Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Kerwin pointed to the man’s lengthy criminal record, noting Walsh has been repeatedly arrested since his 1983 parole.
On July 14, 2018, Walsh robbed the U.S. Bank branch at 4725 N Western Ave. in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of about $3,700, according to the complaint against him. He was arrested by federal agents 10 days later, after he met someone at a city senior center and tried to recruit them as an accomplice for another bank robbery and that person contacted the FBI. He was identified in part because he used a Ventra card registered in his name to take the “L” to near the bank, according to the complaint against him.

Walsh pleaded guilty to robbery last February, records show.
Walsh made profane threats to the lives of the judge and his family during a sentencing hearing last year after Feinerman said he would give Walsh 13 years, records show. Walsh also referred to the murder of Hobson as something that happened over 50 years ago.
“That was another century,” he said according to court transcripts. Feinerman ended the earlier hearing after Walsh’s outburst and finished the sentencing this week.
Patrick Boyle, Walsh’s defense attorney, said his client planned to appeal his life sentence.

Retired Police Officer

January 22, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Hobson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 9, 2019

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

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 45th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 9, 2013

Rest in Peace, Detective Hobson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

It has been 42 years, but your ultimate sacrifice will niot be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

April 29, 2011



May 5, 2008

you are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat anDenBerghe
Manchester, NH

October 21, 2007

god bless you....

skip roberson

February 18, 2007

Detective Hobson,
On today, the 37th annversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


May 3, 2005

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