Terry Stop isastop and limited search of a person for weapons justified by a police officer's reasonable conclusion that a crime is being or about to be committed by a person who may be armed and whose responses to questioning do not dispel the officer's fear of danger to the officer or to others(Webster,2023). To lawfully conduct a Terry stop the law enforcement officer must have reasonable suspicion that has been defined as articulable facts. In this case the officer had reasonable suspicion to conduct this terry stop because Mr. Lockheed's was their number 1 suspect in heather's disappearance. His truck was seen speeding away from the crime scene with him fitting the profile of the suspect. With the officer seeing john at 1am walking toward a reservoir about a half mile from his property, carrying a large black trash bag that appears to contain something that is very bulky. The patrol officer also reports that John appears to have shaved his head, as his bald head. It raised suspicion that Mr. Lockheed was trying to get rid of some type of evidence that relates to the disappearance of Heather.
References Merriam-Webster. (August 8,2020). Terry stop. In Merriam-Webster.com legal dictionary. https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/Terry%20stop