Bio & Incident Details
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Badge # 317
Incident Date: 11/14/1987
Suspect: Sentenced to life
Deputy Sheriff William Heffernan and Deputy Sheriff John Saxerud 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 Heffernan had previously served with the United States Navy. He was survived by his two children.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Deputy Sheriff John Robert Saxerud