Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 9 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 2/15/1960
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Not available
Reserve Deputy Billy Heckle was shot and killed during a foot pursuit of a suspect. Deputy Heckle and another officer had pursued the man in a stolen vehicle until it crashed near Randall Avenue and Larch Avenue.
The suspect then fled into an orange grove with the two deputies in pursuit. As Deputy Heckle shined his flashlight in search of the man, the suspect fired toward the light, striking Deputy Heckle in the forehead.
Members of the Rialto Police Department arrested the suspect about an hour later.
Reserve Deputy Heckle had served with the agency for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and stepdaughter.