Trooper Bruce Alan Heck

Trooper Bruce Alan Heck

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch Friday, January 10, 1997

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Bruce Alan Heck

Trooper Bruce Heck was killed in a fight with a man on Glenn Highway, near milepost 156, during a traffic stop.

Another trooper who responded to his call for backup found his body approximately 150 yards off of the highway, lying face up in the snow.

The suspect was arrested approximately 20 minutes later by the first backup unit who arrived. The man had just been released from prison the previous day after serving a five year sentence for escape. On March 3rd, 1998, the man was convicted of three counts of second degree murder, two counts of robbery, two counts of assault, one count of escape and one count of vehicle theft. He was subsequently sentenced to 142 years in prison.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Sentenced to 142 years

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Bruce Heck was a wonderful human being. He always had a smile on his face and was always ready to help any time you needed anything. I am grateful to have known him and hope peace and blessings find his family always.

Susan Pickrell,Former Detective Sergeant
Ketchikan Police Dept.

January 15, 2018

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