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Police Officer Sheila Herring | Norfolk Police Department, Virginia Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

Police Officer

Sheila Herring

Norfolk Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, January 16, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer Sheila Herring was shot and killed after responding to a shooting call at a bar on East Brambleton Avenue at 2:00 am.

When the officers arrived, they encountered several people outside the bar. One of the men produced a handgun and opened fire on the officers, striking Officer Herring three times. She was wearing a bullet resistant vest but was struck in the abdomen, below where the vest offered protection. The other officers returned fire, fatally wounding the suspect. Officer Herring was transported to Norfolk General Hospital where she succumbed to her wounds 50 minutes later.

Officer Herring was a U.S. Marine Corps veteraen and had served with the Norfolk Police Department for 11 months. She had previously served three years with Norfolk Airport Police Department and 10 years with the Detroit, Michigan, Police Department.

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Sheila, I miss you still and think if the nice times we had at lunch and in the academy. No words can express...I'm greatful to have met you and my life will never be the same without. Prayers to your family.

Kim Fox Adkins
Met at Animal Control/ NPD academy
January 17, 2017


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