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Deputy Sheriff John Robert Saxerud | Island County Sheriff's Department, Washington Island County Sheriff's Department, Washington

Deputy Sheriff

John Robert Saxerud

Island County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch: Saturday, November 14, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/14/1987

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Saxerud and Deputy William Heffernan were shot and killed by a man they had arrested for drunk driving. As they took the man into the processing area of the jail the man pulled out a concealed handgun and shot them both, killing them almost instantly.

The suspect was convicted of two counts of aggravated first degree murder and sentenced to two life terms.

Deputy Saxerud was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Deputy Sheriff William Joseph Heffernan
Island County Sheriff's Department, Washington
End of Watch: Saturday, November 14, 1987
Cause: Gunfire

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He was a suberb human being and had no equals as a husband and father. Bless you my dearest....

Regie A. Saxerud
Widow
May 23, 2013

 

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