Police Officer David Herring

Police Officer David Herring

Miami Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, September 3, 1986

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David Herring

Police Officer David Herring succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning while working a uniformed, off-duty security assignment in Miami's Design District.

Because of the cold weather, Officer Herring had the windows of his patrol car closed and left the motor running in a parking lot across from 155 NE 40th Street. A faulty exhaust system caused carbon monoxide to seep into the car. Officer Herring's body was discovered the next morning by a citizen.

The vehicle he was using was scheduled to be taken out of service two weeks later.

Officer Herring had served with the Miami Police Department for four years.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins

mechanical failure, secondary employment

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 3, 2020

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