Incident DetailsCause of Death:
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 June 2018.
Correctional Officer Meux 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.
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• Correctional Officer Meux is the first 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.