Sergeant
Richard Jacob Lawrence
LaPorte Police Department
Friday, September 9, 1988

Age: 45
Served: 16 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 48E - Line 15
Panel L27, Line 2

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, September 9, 1988

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
117 West 11th Street, LaPorte
Incident County:
LaPorte
Incident Township:
Center
Weapon Used:

Suspect Info:

Burial Location:
Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte

   Sergeant Richard Lawrence suffered a fatal heart attack while at the scene of a domestic disturbance call.

   Sergeant Lawrence had placed a female suspect in his patrol car after a brief struggle and went back inside the house to check on the welfare of her children. Another officer found him having difficulty breathing when he suffered a fatal heart attack.