Patrolman
Timothy Lawrence Hecht
Porter County Sheriff's Department
Thursday, February 11, 1999

Age: 31
Served: 8 years
Badge #: 47
Military Service:
Panel 46E, Line 21
Panel L31, Line 2

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, February 11, 1999
09:30 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
587 West County Road 300 North, Valparaiso
Incident County:
Porter
Incident Township:
Union
Weapon Used:

Suspect Info:

Burial Location:
Calvary Cemetery, Portage

   Patrolman Timothy Hecht suffered a fatal heart attack during a training session at the Wheeler High School Fieldhouse.

   He and other officers were testing for the agency's new Emergency Response Team and were undergoing a physical fitness test when he collapsed during a mile-long run.

   He was transported to Porter Memorial Hospital in Valparaiso where he never regained consciousness and passed away.

   Patrolman Hecht was survived by his fiancée, sister and parents.