Mount Holly Police Officer Tyler Avery Herndon Killed in Ambush
North Carolina Police Officer Killed Responding To Break In.
On Friday, December 11, 2020, Mount Holly police officers responded to a possible breaking and entering call.
When the officers arrived at the scene, they encountered an armed suspect who opened fire on the officers, striking Officer Tyler Avery Herndon.
Officers returned fire striking the suspect. Officer Herndon, a 2-year veteran of the Mount Holly Police Department and the wounded suspect were transported to a local hospital for treatment.
Sadly, Officer Herndon suffered serious wounds and succumbed to his injuries. The suspect was treated for a minor wound and later arrested and booked for murder.
Joshua Tyler Funk, 24, was taken into custody and charged with first-degree murder. Funk is currently in custody at the Cleveland County Detention Center.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Herndon’s family, his fellow officers and the Mount Holly Police Department as they mourn his tragic loss.
Rest In Peace Officer Herndon! Your dedication, service and sacrifice shall not be forgotten.
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