Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 16 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Heart attack
Weapon: Not available
Offender: Not available
Sergeant Richard Lawrence was responding to a domestic call when he suffered a fatal heart attack.
He had arrested a female subject following a brief struggle. He placed the woman in his patrol car and then went back into the home to check on the welfare of several children when he began having difficulty breathing and collapsed.
Sergeant Lawrence had served with the LaPorte Police Department for 16 years.