Police Officer
Craig Steven Herbert
Lawrence Police Department
Sunday, March 6, 2005

Age: 34
Served: 5 years
Badge #: 56
Panel 17W, Line 25
Panel L23, Line 11

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicular assault
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, March 5, 2005
11:30 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
1 day
Incident Location:
4537 Franklin Road, Lawrence
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Motor vehicle
Suspect Disposition:
Discharged in 2011
Burial Place:
Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton

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   Officer Craig Herbert was killed when his patrol car was struck by a suspect's vehicle during a pursuit.

   The driver of the fleeing van was traveling at about 100 mph when he crossed over a set of railroad tracks, lost control and broadsided Officer Herbert's patrol car.

   The 15-year-old suspect fled the scene on foot but was apprehended a short time later and charged with resisting law enforcement. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and discharged in 2011.

   Officer Herbert had previously served with the Fortville Police Department. He was survived by his wife and 10- and 11-year-old sons.

Military Service

United States Army

Historical Note

• The 15-year-old offender is the fourth-youngest known to be involved in a line of duty death in Indiana.

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