Investigator Brian Herbert

Investigator Brian Herbert

Osage Nation Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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Brian Herbert

Investigator Brian Herbert suffered a heart attack while qualifying at the shooting range at 8657 Co Road 1701 in Hominy, Oklahoma.

After completing the pistol qualification, he started complaining of heartburn and feeling hot. While resting at 9:41 a.m., he fell over and went in and out of consciousness. Investigator Herbert was unable to be revived despite life-saving measures.

Investigator Herbert was a United States Army veteran and had served with the Osage Nation Police Department for seven years. During his 28-year law enforcement career, he also served with the Collinsville Police Department (Oklahoma), Logan County Sheriff's Department (Oklahoma), Walters Police Department (Oklahoma), City of Sparta Police Department (Kentucky), Clay City Police Department, where he was an interim Chief of Police, Barnsdall Police Department (Oklahoma), and Oklahoma State University Police Department (Oklahoma). He is survived by his wife, sister, uncle, mother-in-law, and brother-in-law.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge 605
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Location Oklahoma

range, training


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Investigator Herbert, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jesus Espinosa

April 29, 2024

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