Correctional Officer
Britney Rachelle Meux
Lake County Sheriff's Department
Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Age: 25
Served: 3 years, 2 months
Badge #: 497
Panel 7E, Line 28 (2013)
Panel L2, Line 12 (2013)

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicular assault
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
07:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
93rd Avenue west of Main Street, Crown Point
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Motor vehicle
Suspect Disposition:
Discharged in 2018
Burial Place:
Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary

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   Correctional Officer Britney Meux was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver traveling eastbound on 93rd Avenue west of Main Street in Crown Point.

   She and three other correctional officers were jogging along the outer perimeter of the Lake County Jail, while exercising at the end of their shift, when a vehicle struck all four officers from behind. Correctional Officer Meux was killed instantly and the other three correctional officers suffered severe injuries.

   The 42-year-old driver of the vehicle that struck the four officers fled the scene but surrendered the following day. He was later convicted of reckless homicide, criminal recklessness, failure to stop after an accident and reckless driving. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison and discharged in 2018.

   Correctional Officer Meux, from Crown Point, was survived by her 5-month-old daughter, Savannah Hardiman; life partner, Joseph Hardiman; mother, Jacqueline Meux; father, Herbert (Doris) Bailey; and four sisters, Mary Davis, Janea Edwards, Lanesha Meux and Tarsha (Charles) Ricks.

Military Service

United States Marine Corps

Historical Notes

• Correctional Officer Meux is the second known female African-American law enforcement line of duty death in Indiana.
• Correctional Officer Meux was the first of two Indiana line of duty deaths in 2012.
• She is the seventh line of duty death of the Lake County Sheriff's Department.
• Her line of duty death is the 55th that has originated from Lake County.

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