Oceanside officer targeted in hit-and-run is back home

Posted at 11:35 PM, Jun 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-01 02:35:46-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – The Oceanside Police officer targeted and ran over in the line of duty is back home Friday, after spending nearly two weeks in the hospital.

“I can’t wait to get home, hug my dogs and spend time with my family,” Officer Brad Hunter said.

Hunter was in the middle of doing a traffic stop on Foussat Road June 19.  Police say Roberto Flores came out of nowhere driving a silver Dodge Neon and intentionally ran over Hunter.  Emergency crews airlifted him tot he hospital, where doctors treated his head and leg.


Police tracked down and arrested Flores.  He is charged with attempted murder of a police officer.

“I have no memory at all from that day or that incident,” Hunter said. He said the last memory he has, was the Sunday before when he spent Father’s Day with his family.

Doctors have not given him a timeline to heal and when he can get to back to work.

“I’m anxious to get back to work but I know I got to take my time to get healthy before I go back,” he said.  “The biggest thought going through my head, I kid you not, is that I’m a fortunate man.”