Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 11/14/1987
Suspect: Sentenced to life
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.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Deputy Sheriff William Joseph Heffernan