Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Policewoman Pearl Lanham was struck and killed by a vehicle after assisting children cross a street near the Glen Park Elementary School.
She had just escorted three children across Broadway and was returning for several other children when she was struck by a car traveling southbound.
The 35-year-old driver brought his car to a stop after dragging her some 50 feet. She died before the arrival of an ambulance having suffered a crushed skull and broken limbs.
Policewoman Lanham was survived by her husband, four young daughters, mother, sister and three brothers.
• Policewoman Lanham is the first known female law enforcement line of duty death in Indiana.