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Patrolman Russell Alan Herrick | Burton Police Department, Michigan Burton Police Department, Michigan


Russell Alan Herrick

Burton Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Thursday, May 8, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Russell Herrick was shot and killed as he and his partner responded to a holdup alarm at a store on Davison Road. As the officers approached the front of the store Patrolman Herrick was struck in the back by a shot from a high-powered rifle. His partner was shot in both arms but survived. Two suspects were arrested and charged with first degree murder and assault with intent to murder. Both men were sentenced to life.

Patrolman Herrick had served with the Burton Police Department for 2 years and was survived by his wife and daughter.

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RIP Rusty...I still remember our last coffee together four hours earlier. God Bless you brother.

Retired / Tom Melrose
Genesee County Sheriff Department
May 12, 2017


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