Officer Nathan Laurie was a proud member of the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department for two years before joining the River Oaks Police Department. Originally from California, Officer Laurie served as a Marine for 22 years before serving the River Oaks community.

Officer Laurie and his wife, Shirlene, married young and the two welcomed three beautiful children, Nick, Brian and Katy. Officer Laurie was known for his desire to help others and always cared for the well-being of others above himself. He made his family proud for his exemplary work to better the community, and was always a loving and caring father and husband. To Officer Laurie, nothing mattered more than strong family values.

On Thursday July 29, 2004, Officer Nathan Laurie was in a vehicle pursuit when he collided with another department vehicle and was killed. He is survived by his wife, Shirlene; sons, Nick and Brian; and daughter, Katy.