Brad Hunter, a 29-year veteran of the Oceanside Police Department, was intentionally hit by a driver while he was conducting a traffic stop on another vehicle. He was seriously injured and flown to Scripps Memorial Hospital by an air ambulance, where he underwent emergency surgery for a shattered lower leg. Brad had extensive reconstructive surgery and was placed in a medically-induced coma for two days due to a severe head injury. He is currently awake, in good spirits, and is out of the ICU. The road to recovery can be scary but not without hope.
Brad is a 6th degree Taekwondo Master and beloved member of the community. His friends know him to be one of the kindest, gentlest souls you could ever meet. He loves his job, his family and friends and is a HUGE Star Wars fan, too. Officer Hunter and wife Vanessa had a strong desire to create something positive out of this difficult situation by coming together with the community to host a blood drive in an effort to help other trauma victims. A blood drive was held on July 7th and the support was so overwhelming, they've extended the opportunity to donate in Brad's name.
Now through July 31st, visit any San Diego Blood Bank donor center or mobile drive and use the code OCPD to have your donation credited to this drive.