Corrections Officer Britney Rachelle Meux

Corrections Officer Britney Rachelle Meux

Lake County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, March 6, 2012

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Britney Rachelle Meux

Corrections Officer Britney Meux was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver at the intersection of 93rd Avenue and Main Street in Crown Point at approximately 7:00 pm.

She and three other corrections officers were jogging along the outer perimeter of the Lake County Jail when a vehicle struck all four officers. Officer Meux was killed instantly. The other three officers were transported to hospitals.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the officers turned himself in the following day. He was subsequently charged with one count of failing to stop for an accident resulting in death and three counts of failing to stop for an accident resulting in injuries. He was was convicted of all 13 charges on December 11, 2013 and was remanded until sentencing on February 7, 2014. Suspect received 12 years to be served in the Indiana Department of Corrections.

Officer Meux was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Lake County Sheriff's Department for three years. She is survived by her daughter, mother, father, and four sisters.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 497
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Convicted and sentenced to 12 years in p

hit and run

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