Corrections Officer Clarence Tariq Hammond of Madison Heights, Michigan, was murdered in a botched robbery attempt in the parking lot of his own apartment complex.  Officer Hammond was a corrections officer with the Macomb County, Michigan Sheriff’s Department.

The corrections officer and his girlfriend pulled into the lot next to a van with the door open.  Hammond, still in uniform, exited his vehicle.  As his horrified girlfriend looked on, the robber approached Hammond, noticed his corrections uniform, and hit him on the head with a gun.   Then the unidentified robber shot him dead and fled the scene.  In addition to his girlfriend, Officer Hammond leaves behind two young sons to mourn his loss.  EOW:  January 14, 2012.

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