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Reward Offered for Information on the Hit and Run that Killed a Probation Officer

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On Wednesday, a 50 thousand dollar reward was offered for any information that may lead to the arrest and conviction of the person who committed the fatal hit and run that killed Kenneth Hamilton, an employee with the Los Angeles County Probation Department.

On October 28, Kenneth Hamilton was struck and killed, while riding his motorcycle home from work near Hazard Park in Los Angeles. On Wednesday, the LA City Council announced the reward during a news conference.

Investigators are looking for information that will help identify and locate the driver of a late 1990s Honda Civic DX, the car has been described as gray or silver and is a 4 door model.

Hamilton was a father of three, and worked for the Probation Department since 2009. He was also an assistant baseball coach at Santiago High School over the last 17 years.

“Someone out there knows something, saw something or may even know the driver who fled,” said Chief Probation Officer Jerry Powers, “The reward money is a reminder that Los Angeles has not forgotten, the LAPD has not forgotten and that this crime must be solved and the driver brought to justice.” Said Chief Probation Officer Jerry Powers.

Kenneth Hamilton

If you have any information regarding the hit and run, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department.

Detective Michael Kaden at 213-972-1837

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