Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Police Officer Eryk Todd Heck | Allen County Sheriff's Department, Indiana Allen County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

Police Officer

Eryk Todd Heck

Allen County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Friday, August 15, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 188

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Police Officer Eryk Heck was shot and killed and another officer was shot and wounded after responding to a burglary in progress.

While investigating the burglary at 1:30 am the two officers discovered a truck parked in a remote area near the home. As the officers watched the truck, the suspect appeared and the second officer approached to question him. The suspect immediately opened fire, striking the second officer in the arm and knocking him to the ground.

Officer Heck then got in front of the wounded officer and returned fire when he was shot in the neck, leg and jaw. He was able to shoot and kill the suspect before succumbing to his injuries. Officer Heck was pronounced dead upon arrival to the hospital.

Officer Heck had served with the Allen County Sheriff's Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, 11-month-old daughter, parents and seven sisters. His mother had also served with the Allen County Sheriff's Department. In 1999, State Road 3 between Interstate 69 north to the county line was dedicated the Eryk T. Heck Memorial Highway in his honor.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 115 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

It's so hard to believe that it has been almost 19 years since we lost you. I still remember dad calling early that morning to tell us the horrible news, he was crying. He loved you so much. I think of you often and am so proud to have called you family. You will never be forgotten. Until we meet again....

Karen Schultz Denney
August 3, 2016


Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
All 2016 Deaths