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Night Watchman Robert D. Heller | Avoca Police Department, Iowa Avoca Police Department, Iowa

Night Watchman

Robert D. Heller

Avoca Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Sunday, June 20, 1886

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Night Watchman Robert Heller was shot and killed by a man he intended to arrest for wife beating. The suspect opened fire with a shotgun from inside his home as Watchman Heller walked up to his front door. The suspect then shot and killed himself.

Watchman Heller was a Civil War veteran, having served with the 9th Iowa Calvary.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 21, 2015


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