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Celebrating the life of

Star Corporal Benjamin Douglas (Twin) Herron

December 17, 1966 - August 11, 2023

Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:13

Star Corporal Benjamin Douglas (Twin) Herron

Click here to view livestream of service beginning at 10:45

Click here to view the committal service and rending of honors for Star Corporal Benjamin Douglas Herron. The livestream will begin at 12:30 p,m. with the service expected to begin at approximately 12:45 p.m.

Benjamin Douglas “Twin” Herron, 56 passed away on August 11, 2023 doing what he enjoyed most, working. He was the husband of Sherry Herron with whom he shared 33 years of marriage.

This native Savannahian was born December 17, 1966. Doug was not alone, his twin brother Ben Junior who entered this world a few minutes prior. He was the son of Ben Herron Sr (Sylvania, GA), and Lula Mae (Wiggins) Herron (Statesboro, GA). Doug was the product of the EOA Headstart and Wesley Programs. He was a graduate of Herschel V. Jenkins High School and attended Savannah State University where he met the love of his life, Sherry Carter (Herron).

Doug started his work journey early in life working for the City of Savannah SEDA program which taught him job employment skills and provided a formalized work experience. He and his brother joined their father Ben Sr at Budget Rental Car Sales where they learned first hand the importance of a good work ethic along with stellar customer (people) skills. Ben Sr was instrumental in instilling a sense of pride in his sons with completing a job well done.

Doug’s final career destination was when he and Ben Junior joined the Savannah Police Department in January 1988. He dedicated 35 years to the Savannah PD and the Savannah community. While on the police force Doug worked in several divisions: patrol, homicide, juvenile crimes, sex crimes, and aggravated assault. He also served as a Public Housing Officer and DARE Officer in support of the Chatham County School System. His last assignments included Savannah Impact and the Police Athletic League.

Doug loved football, food, video games along with spending time with his family and friends. He had the ability to bring light to any situation with just a smile. He enjoyed making others laugh with his special sense of humor and good natured chuckles. Doug will be remembered as a hardworking and genuine man full of life. Doug was a member of Kingdom Life Christian Fellowship Church.

Doug is survived by his loving wife Sherry Herron; two sons, sons, Parrish Jamal Herron and Douglas Bernard Herron; mother, Lula Mae Herron; twin brother, Ben Junior Herron (Monique); one brother, Kent Coleman; two sisters, Robin Pruitt, and Twila Muriel; father-in-law, Cicero Carter; sister-in-law, Veronica Watson (Matthew); niece, Amber Herron; nephews, Julius Whitehead IV (Mercedes), Jordon Whitehead, Quinn Griffin, Zane Griffin; great niece, Kadian Herron; great nephew Mekhi Herron; honorary brother, Gary Moore (Wendy); special pet Coco along with a host of family and friends which also includes his brothers and sisters in blue.

A public celebration of life service for Scpl Herron will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2023 at Calvary Baptist Temple. Scpl Herron will lie in state at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors on Friday, August 18, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The celebration of life service will be livestreamed for those not able to attend.

The committal and rendering of honors will be held at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2023. 

The public is welcome and encouraged to line in route and render respect to a fallen officer as he is transported from Calvary Baptist Temple to Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors. 

The procession will begin south on Waters Avenue from 63rd Street towards Stephenson Avenue, then right onto Stephenson Avenue towards Hodgson Memorial. It will then take a left on Hodgson Memorial and conclude at the funeral home. 

Calvary Baptist Temple will livestream Scpl Herron's Celebration of Life beginning at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 19, 2023. A link will be available on this page. 

The rendering of honors will be livestreamed beginning at approximately 12:30 pm. on Saturday, August 19, 2023. A link will be availabe on this page. 







My sincere condolences. May God strengthen the family and give peace that surpasses all understanding.

- Jacqueline Roberson, Savannah, GA

My deepest condolences to his family, friends and Savannah Police Department family.

- Tonya Williams , Savannah , Georgia

A candle has been lit!

Our prayers are with you all.

- Jimmie and Deborah Bartley, Savannah , GA

My sincere condolences to the Herron family. May bless and watch over this family.

- Jerry Sanders, Savannah, Georgia

A candle has been lit!

RIH My condolences to twin Ben, Doug wife and whole family and his SPD family

- Chara Stephens, Savannah, GA

My condolences and prayers goes out to the Herron family.

- Denyce Sanders, Pooler. , GA

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Officer Herron. We were blessed by his presence at many events and just seeing him in the community with his smile was as blessing. May God strengthen the family as you mourn the loss of such a precious soul.

- Rev. Paul and Minister Esther Sheppard, Stone Ridge, Virginia

Cookie and I are just devastated over your sudden loss- our prayers and thoughts go out to you

- Gale, Savannah , GA

With a heavy heart, I offer my sincere condolences to the Herron family and the SPD family. My prayers go out to all of you.

- Tonja Maultsby , Pooler, GA

Our deepest condolences to the Herron family and the Savannah MPD. We will continue to pray for all of you.

- David and Jeannine Frazier , Savannah, , Georgia

I worked with Doug for many years at the Savannah Hockey Classic. We would work the VIP ENTRANCE. He was a fine many. Always smiling and happy. Savannah has lost a gem.

- Frank Hardeman, savanna , Ga

My deepest sympathy to the Herron family. May the Spirit of the Lord give each of you strength and comfort during this difficult time.

- Jonelle Johnson, Atlanta, Ga

A candle has been lit!

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are all keeping you in our prayers.

- Christy, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

To the Herron Family, You all have my deepest condolences on your loss of Corporal Doug "Twin" Herron. RIH

- Norma L McGee, Hardeeville, South Carolina

A candle has been lit!

My condolences to the family, Twin was a wonderful and outstanding Officer. He will be truly miss.

- Bernadette Overstreet , Savannah , Georgia

My condolences and prayers to the Herron family. RIP Doug

- Gennell Williams, Valdosta, Georgia

It was my honor to have worked with "Twin" in patrol and detective office. His smile and sense of humor always made bad days and cases better for all of us. May the Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him....

- William Harvey, Appomattox, VA

A candle has been lit!

My sincere condolences to the family.

- Stephanie Reed Lyles, Savannah, Ga



To the family my prayers are with you all.

- Linda Oatis Williams, Savannah, Georgia

My deepest condolences to the family, friends and Savannah Police Department.

- Kathy Stewart, SAVANNAH, GA

My deepest condolences to the family, friends and Savannah Police Department.

- Kathy Stewart, SAVANNAH, GA

I am so sadden by his lost. My condolences and healing goes out to his family and Savannah police Department.

- Cynthia, Hinesville, Ga

Words fall short of expressing my sorrow to Doug’s family. His loss is a loss to so many. May God bless your family during this sorrowful time. My condolences,

- DLR Traynor-Coberly, Guyton, GA

To the family, you have my most heartfelt condolences. I truly cherish the memories our families shared over the year. May God give you strength and peace in this most trying time. Mary Wright and family

- MARY WRIGHT, Riverdale, Georgia

My condolences to you and your family. May remembering Doug's sweet spirit and smile gives you peace in the coming days. He will truly be missed in the city of Savannah.

- Sapp Family, SAVANNAH, GA

With great sorry for your loss my condolences to you and family

- Gregory Milton , Pooler, GA

Praying for his wife ,kids family and friends he will truly be missed

- Roshon Bowens, Savannah, GEORGIA

Extending our sympathy to the family,Savannah P.D.,love ones and friends with the transition of Corporal Herron.Asking our Heavenly Father to give you comfort during this time of grieving.God bless.

- Ronnie and Gloria Wells , Savannah , Ga.

Our deepest condolences to Sherri and the entire Herron Family! May God comfort you in this time of sorrow! Lifting you up!

- PamRoc Jackson Shipp Family, Charlotte , North Carolina

It was my honor to have worked with "Twin" while at SPD, he was a "cop's cop".....

- William Harvey, Appomattox, VA

My deepest condolences to the family of Cpl.Herron. and SPD. Truly one of SPD'S best. And a positive role model. RIP Cpl. Herron.

- Shevron Nelson, Savannah, GA

I would like to offer my sincere condolences. Me and my family to the Herron.Twin and other extended family members. I went to school with both twins from Elementary to Middleton School, twin as I called him but both twins were outstanding, smart and very funny, and did everything together, if you see one the other twin is not to far behind i know to lose a loved one is so very hard as it is but to lose the. Other half of you, and identical twin is 2x as hard, and I'm gone really miss him. but when I see the other twin I'm gone say, his twin walking with him yes right by his side in spirit. I will never forget the fun times we had in school laughing and talking and making jokes, and checking each other. I will always be reminiscing about those good times when I feel like I'm gone shed tears it will automatically turn in to a smile. Again Mr. Herron will truly be missed May God bless his soul the memories of you will forever live in our mind and heart.

- Mr.Mrs Robert Johnson , Savannah , Georgia

My Deepest Condolences Too his Family's and friends

- LoVonya, Savannah , Ga

My condolences to Cpl. Herron family…he will be missed

- Alzora Graham, Savannah , Ga

Prayers are with the Herron family.

- Larry and Tanet Myers, savannah, Ga

I was blessed to know Ben Sr and his family when they were employed at Budget car sales. They were hardworking young men with a great attitude and a goal. That goal was to be police officers. So when they asked for me to write a letter of recommendation of course I was happy to do so. I was the office manager at Budget at that time. What a special man from a special family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God give you strength comfort and peace. In Christian Love Nancy Jacobi

- Nancy Jacobi, Savannah, GA - Georgia

Our deepest sympathy to the family

- Julius Whitehead, Ellenwood, GA

A candle has been lit!

It is our prayer that God will comfort you and your whole family during this time of grief. May he richly bless you even as you mourn, and may the light of His presence be a continual source of consolation. Please remember this beautiful Bible verse: “I will lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2.

- Michael & Marva Gresham and Family, Savannah, GA

With my deepest sympathy for your loss. No words could ease your pain, but know that I'm always praying for your family. Doug was a sweet soul and had such a tender heart. Again my deepest sympathy.

- Melanie Jones and Family , Savannah , Ga

I am so sorry to hear of the loss may God bless all of the family my condolences

- Gary, Lawton , Ok


- Rose Mary Kelly , Savannah , Georgia

He will be truly missed. May God comfort and keep the family in such a time as this!

- McKinley Anderson , Bloomingdale , Ga

Please accept our deepest condolences.

- Larry & Pamela Rountree, Pooler, GA

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family as well as with the family of SPD. Damien and Anita

- Anita Dailey and Damien Greatheart, Douglasville , GA

To The Family: So sorry to hear of the sudden passing of your loved one. Keeping you in my prayers and thoughts, sending deepest condolences. Evalena Tyson & Family, FJMBC

- Evalena Tyson , Savannah , GA

My Sincere Condolences to the Family.

- Cheryl Swan , Savannah , Ga

Prayers and Condolences to the family and friends! We are so sorry for your loss! We thank God for the work he so diligently did for and in this community!

- Pastor Bobby W. and Corine Jones, Savannah , GA

My deepest condolences to the Herron family and his police brothers and sisters. I will forever remember how friendly and kind twin always was.

- Robbin DeLoach, Savannah, Georgia

To my Family we were neighbor for over 10 years on 609 Barnard Street. I thank God for allowing us to meet such loving and gentle heart family. Words can't express how I'm feeling right now, but God makes no mistakes Rest my brother and family we extend our deepest condolences we love Ya'll dearly. Rachel & Arthur Graham

- Rachel Graham, Savannah, Ga

Doug always represented excellence in how he held his self as a professional, he cared for everyone around him like they were his own family, Doug embodied integrity everyday no matter what. Sending the family prayers of luv and safety for a lifetime. The most high gained a great warrior and we are earth gained a guardian angel. Luv you Doug!!!

- Whitehead Family, Atlanta , Ga


- Whitehead Family , Atlanta, Ga

Deepest sympathy and fervent prayers

- Deborah Ivey-Terry , Pooler , Georgia

Condolences to the Herron family. We love you. Family of Thomas Hill (Statesboro)


We send our condolences to the Herron family. May God carry and comfort you through this journey.

- Stanley and Stephanie Johnson , Savannah , Georgia

My condolences to the Herron familyTo be absent from the body is to be present in the Lord. I have been knowing both twins back in the Yamacraw Village days some very nice Brothers you could ever meet.Ben Jr I pray your strength in the Lord hold fast to Gods un changing hands you be lifted up by Gods grace and mercy.Take care and know Hod got you and your brother is with you every day he’s your Angel .

- Jacklyn Tanner, Savannah , Georgia

First my condolences to the family, of the late. Mr. Sgt. Benjamin Douglas herron, Man when I herd about this I was so blowed, the last I seen Ofc Sgt.Herron was at the waffle House me and my girl and sibling abd niece went to breakfast, but no matter where ever i seen Sgt.Ofc herron he was on duty he was always, a cool quiet guy him and his brother, especially when he at work he may say a few works but he will never be distract he was a dedicated man. we all went to school together he went to school with my siblings as we'll we gone miss him. And I knew one thing when I use to see him before he became a police officer they were living on Barnard Street and my family we lived in Frazier Homes as when I seen one the other one was right there I always said twins city, im gone miss you mr.benjamin you was a good guy hard working, and was the nicest police officer I've ever came in contact with. You can rest now your duties here on earth have been completed your soul is now with your heavenly father. Sleep peacefully,

- Eric Curry Curry Family,, Savannah, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel