Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years
Badge # 5897
Weapon: Handgun; .380 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to death
Police Officer Lauretha Vaird was shot and killed while responding to a bank robbery.
She was the first officer to arrive at the scene and was shot as she entered the bank. Two suspects were arrested a short time later. A third suspect was arrested several days later during a traffic stop in Maryland.
On November 1st, 1996, the suspect who shot Officer Vaird was sentenced to death.
Officer Vaird had served with the Philadelphia Police Department for nine years and was assigned to the 25th District. Officer Vaird is survived by her two sons.