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$20,000 Reward for Man Wanted for Allegedly Attempting to Shoot a CDFW Officer

This is a press release from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Shawn Hof

*HCSO Tip Line 707-268-2539*

A reward of up to $20,000 remains available for information leading to the arrest of Shawn Eugene Hof Jr., suspected of attempting to shoot a CDFW Officer in Aug 2016. Anyone with information in this case (#201604226), particularly the whereabouts of Hof, is encouraged to call either the CDFW Cal-TIP line at 888-334-2258, or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Tip line at 707-268-2539.
The California Wildlife Officers Foundation, California Waterfowl Association, Defenders of Wildlife, Humane Society of the United States, Nature Conservancy, Sport fishing Alliance and private donors collaborated on the reward.
On Sunday, August 21, 2016, at around 12:40 a.m., a wildlife officer from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) was patrolling in Carlotta, Humboldt County. The wildlife officer saw a pickup truck with several occupants using spotlights on Redwood House Road near Highway 36. The wildlife officer attempted an enforcement stop of the truck when the driver sped away. A pursuit ensued and a person, who was believed to be Hof, was in the rear of the truck and began shooting at the wildlife officer as they attempted to get away. The suspects crashed their vehicle into a tree off the road, then fled on foot into the woods and escaped.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and Humboldt District Attorney’s Office assisted in the initial investigation into the shooting incident. Through their investigation, they identified Hof as the suspect. The Sheriff’s Office has obtained a $500,000 Ramey Warrant for Hof’s arrest.
Shawn Eugene Hof Jr. is described as 5’9’ tall, 150 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.



  • They’re not going to let that go, it seems.

  • Man they still haven’t caught this clown? Dumb enough to shoot at a cop but smart enough to hide for a year, who’d a thought.

  • Couldn’t they just have said ‘Adult’ or ‘human’. Is’nt the term ‘man’ rather sexist?

    • he is clearly not an adult or human, but you are clearly attempting to push buttons. maybe start a coin collection or something.

      • I’m with you on the pushing buttons. The weird thing is…if my button gets pushed too much then I might just ban the writer. This is a private website and, though I’ve been pretty lenient in the past, if this comment section gets too awful, I can just make it easier by banning those who want to keep causing problems.

    • It should say “moron” but the last thing we need is more pc Bullshxt.

      • I think we could use a whole lot more PC and whole lot less bullshit. And I’m thinking if I don’t get more of the first, then I’m going to make sure I get a lot less of the latter.

        • That must have came out wrong, Yes it’s good to a certain extent after that I feel it does more damage than good, say when people start getting upset because a headline says “man” when the’re clearly looking for a man and not “human” it gets a little ridiculous. Just my opinion didn’t mean to offend.

          • I don’t think anything or one was being described. I’m pretty sure it is a way of starting a sentence. As in “Like,…” Appropriately or not, this is one whacko conversation.

        • “PC” is used as a derogatory term. But all it really means is be considerate.

          • Some folks are overly PC but generally, a little consideration of others feelings is a good thing.

          • PC does not mean being considerate. It means being forced into adhering to speech that has been vetted by selected social groups, and enforced by public media, as the only correct view point. It declares open season on any other opinion. And is endlessly tolerant of the worst actions as long as it is done in the name of the approved cause.

            In other words, according to PC-osity, it is perfectly fine to be as nasty as you want to- let’s say for example- a rich person who has done nothing wrong while turning around and rationalizing the horrible behavior of a poor person lest some of the others in the PC mob turn on you. Substitute race, gender, disability, age, place of employment, etc can be substituted for ‘rich’ as the moment dictates.

            No indeed. PC-osity tells the public who is acceptable to treat with a total lack of consideration and who it is not acceptable to hold accountable for anything. And the media is the self appointed arbitrator for the public.

    • YES!!! Especially in HIS case!!! Nothing up his sleeves, nothing between his ears & Absolutely NOTHING between his ears!!!! If brains were dynamite this guy couldn’t manage to “Blow” his nose!!!

    • Having some issues?

  • Didn’t he get arrested in that Ferndale raid . just recently ,or did the jail let him go wtf is realy going on ?typical catch and release.?does anybody know if he was arrested or not .

  • Thank you for this information. Nice Reward Amount! Hope I can recognize him, provide the required information, and collect.

    • I REALLY hope someone does & SOON!!! This kid would not hesitate to not just shoot AT Someone, but would happily throw down on a human intentionally, not just shooting at a following vehicle but the individual instead!!!

  • Some tweaker needing a dime bag or a $20 spot will turn him in. It’s Humboldt ain’t nothin but snitches, beetches and dirt bags.

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