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Memorial Service for Officer Eryk T. Heck is Slated for August 15, 2007

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ALLEN COUNTY
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

715 S. Calhoun St
.  Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone 260-449-7535 Fax 260-449-7915

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DATE:             August 14, 2007

 

Memorial Service for Officer Eryk T. Heck is Slated for August 15, 2007

 

 

Sheriff Kenneth C. Fries will hold a graveside service to memorialize the 10th anniversary of the death of Officer Eryk T. Heck.  Officer Heck was killed in the line of duty on August 15, 1997.

 

Officer Heck, a five-year veteran of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, and another officer were shot and wounded after responding to a burglary in progress in the early morning hours of August 15, 1997.  Officer Heck was able to shoot and kill the suspect before succumbing to his injuries.

 

Officer Heck is buried in Highland Park Cemetery, located at

2403 E. Wallen Road
.  The memorial service is scheduled to begin at noon and the public is welcome.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:     Steve Stone

                        Public Information Officer

                        260-449-4954