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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Sgt. Craig,
On today, the 3rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Carteret. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 15, 2019

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