Governor reacts to CHP officer's death
Flags at half-mast
By Emmett Berg, Bay City News Service
August 6, 2006
The California Highway Patrol continues to search for a hit-and-run
suspect vehicle, possibly a red or tan Buick with front-end damage,
that was involved in a collision Saturday night in Oakland that
killed Officer Brent Clearman.
Meanwhile, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was among those lamenting
the loss of Clearman, who died today from wounds suffered in the
accident on Interstate Highway 880.
"Californians owe a debt of gratitude to the brave men and
women who put themselves in constant danger to keep us safe,"
Schwarzenegger said in a statement released this afternoon.
"Officer Clearman exemplified that commitment and courageously
made the ultimate sacrifice. Our hearts go out to his friends
and family during this difficult time."
Clearman was 33 years old and is survived by his wife Cathy Jo.
Flags at the state Capitol will be flown at half-staff in his
CHP Officer Trent Cross said that that Clearman was hit near
northbound Interstate Highway 880 at 66th Avenue. He was apparently
responding to "some type of earlier collision'' that was
reported around 10:10 p.m., the CHP reports.
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