Sergeant Lawrence Michael Craig

Sergeant Lawrence Michael Craig

Carteret Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, August 15, 2016

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Lawrence Michael Craig

Sergeant Lawrence Craig suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after directing traffic around a disabled motorist during a period of high temperatures.

He cleared from the scene and a short time later radioed dispatch that he needed assistance. Responding officers and fire personnel located him near 240 Roosevelt Avenue and attempted to revive him with CPR and a defibrillator but were unsuccessful. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Sergeant Craig had served with the Carteret Police Department for 37 years. He is survived by his three children and mother.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 37 years
  • Badge 77

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

directing traffic

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Rest in Peace Sgt. Craig. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Craig Family and the Carteret Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

April 3, 2022

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