Police Officer Thomas Lawrence Herron

Police Officer Thomas Lawrence Herron

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, March 6, 1991

Thomas Lawrence Herron

Officer Thomas Herron and Officer Joseph J. Grill were killed in an on duty auto accident while in pursuit of a stolen vehicle. Their patrol car collided with another police vehicle.

Officer Herron had served with the agency for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons and daughter.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 496

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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officer Herron
Thank you again for the escort you and officer Grill gave us to Children's Hospital many many years ago when our son Matthew was bleeding with a severe arterial bleed due to an accident on his bicycle, my wife and I have not forgotten and never will!

Jack Marks Captain, Eng. Co. 21
Pittsburgh Fire Dept.

May 26, 2017

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