Pembroke Pines Police Officer Dies In Line Of Duty

Officer Charles Herring Passed Away After a Tragic Accident

Officer Charles Herring Passed Away After A Tragic Accident

Officer Charles Herring Passed Away After A Tragic Accident


BSO tells Boca Post that as Herring was driving his Police motorcycle, a large palm frond fell from a tree within the median and struck him.

Herring was unable to maintain control of the motorcycle and drifted southeast into the median, where he struck two large palm trees and came to rest in the roadway.
Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue responded to the scene and transported Herring to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood where he was pronounced deceased.
The preliminary investigation reveals that excessive speed, driver impairment, and mechanical malfunction are not considered contributing factors to the crash.

Originally reported by Boca Post

PEMBROKE PINES, FL – Boca Post ( — The Pembroke Pines Police Department is mourning the loss of Officer Charles “Charlie” Herring who died in a tragic accident while on duty.

According to Pembroke Pines PD, a piece of debris fell from a tree, striking Officer Herring, which caused him to fall off his motorcycle. Herring succumbed to his injuries in spite of life-saving efforts from fellow officers and other first responders.

The accident occurred near NW 184th Avenue and Sheridan Street at 11:28 AM on Thursday, February 9th, 2023.

PBPD says that memorial services will be announced in the near future.