Police Officer Derrick Lanier

Police Officer Derrick Lanier

Cuyahoga Metro Housing Authority Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, March 2, 1996

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Derrick Lanier

Police Officer Derrick Lanier was shot and killed while working an overtime assignment at a club at 9600 Madison Ave. Two men whom he had escorted out of the club returned to the scene and opened fire on Officer Lanier.

Officer Lanier attempted to draw his weapon but was shot in the head three times before he had an opportunity to do so.

According to two witnesses, Officer Lanier pushed them to the ground and out of the way of fire as his final act, saving their lives.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Derrick Lanier of the Cuyahoga Metro Housing Authority Police Department, Ohio and the additional 50 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

March 2, 2020

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