Patrolman Russell Allen Herrick

Patrolman Russell Allen Herrick

Burton Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, May 8, 1980

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Russell Allen Herrick

Patrolman Russell Herrick was shot and killed as he and his partner responded to a holdup alarm at a store on Davison Road.

As the officers approached the front of the store Patrolman Herrick was struck in the back by a shot from a high-powered rifle. His partner was shot in both arms but survived.

Two suspects were arrested and charged with first-degree murder and assault with intent to murder. They were convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

Patrolman Herrick had served with the Burton Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

alarm, robbery

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Patrolman Herrick,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Burton. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 8, 2020

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