Police Officer Thomas Lawrence Herron

Police Officer Thomas Lawrence Herron

Pittsburgh Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, March 6, 1991

Thomas Lawrence Herron

Officer Thomas Herron and Officer Joseph J. Grill were killed in an on duty auto accident while in pursuit of a stolen vehicle. Their patrol car collided with another police vehicle.

Officer Herron had served with the agency for 22 years. He is survived by his wife, three sons and daughter.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 496

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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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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