Richard Jacob Lawrence
La Porte Police Department
Saturday, September 10, 1988

Age: 45
Served: 16 years
Badge #:
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:
1 day
Incident Location:
117 West 11th Street, La Porte
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
No charges filed
Burial Place:
Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte

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

   He 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 Sergeant Lawrence having difficulty breathing when he suffered a fatal heart attack. He was taken to La Porte Hospital where he died shortly after midnight.

   Sergeant Lawrence was survived by his wife.

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