Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: 14 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Offender: Paroled in 1984
Patrolman Herbin pulled over a vehicle occupied by four men twelve miles north of Raeford on U.S. 401. The driver resisted when Patrolman Herbin attempted to arrest him for driving under the influence and not having a drivers license. A fight resulted with the driver and one of the three other occupants. Patrolman Herbin was severely beaten; relieved of his service revolver and shot three times in the head by the driver.
All four suspects were arrested the same day. The driver and the suspect who attacked Patrolman Herbin were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on December 12, 1964. Charges against the other two suspects were dropped. On June 3, 1965, the North Carolina State Supreme Court ordered the release of the suspect who aided the driver stating that evidence against him was insufficient to convict him. Patrolman Herbin's killer was paroled on January 3, 1984.
Patrolman Herbin is survived by his wife and thirteen year old daughter. A new Cape Fear Valley Health facility was built on the spot where Patrolman Herbin was killed. In November of 2013 a monumet recognizing his sacrifice was erected on the facilities campus.