Police Officer Thomas Lawrence Herron

Police Officer Thomas Lawrence Herron

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, March 6, 1991

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Thomas Lawrence Herron

Officer Thomas Herron and Officer Joseph J. Grill were killed in an auto accident while in pursuit of a stolen vehicle at 26th Street and Sarah Street. Their patrol car collided with another police vehicle.

Officer Herron was a Military veteran and had served with the Pittsburgh Police Department for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons and daughter.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 496
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

stolen vehicle, vehicle pursuit

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To the family of Thomas Herron, I was reading through cards from when my husband died (Capt Thomas Brooks pbf 02/14/95. 17 engine) . Came across a beautiful and comforting letter from Mrs Herron. How fresh your families grief must have still been then. I hope you get some comfort knowing your kindness brought some to my family. We all know time heals and numbs nothing, there is a hole in our hearts forever. Your husband and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Mrs Lynn Brooks (wife of Tom Brooks)

June 26, 2018

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