Deputy Sheriff Eugene James Heimann

Deputy Sheriff Eugene James Heimann

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, March 21, 1988

Eugene James Heimann

Deputy Sheriff Eugene Heimann was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a burglary suspect.

During the encounter the suspect pulled a pistol from a potato chip bag and shot Deputy Heimann in the face. The suspect then stole his cruiser but was apprehended a short time.

The man was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. He was later granted a new trial, during which he plead guilty to capital murder and was received three life sentences.

Deputy Heimann had served with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I just bought a tag for a company truck. Not sure what came over me to look him up but I looked at the street name and wrote down the spelling so I could find out who he was. As soon as I got back to office I looked up his name. So sorry for the family but I am sure he is rejoicing. May he never be forgotten. I Hope his family is doing well..

I'm just a local citizen

Desiree Melchor
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December 18, 2017

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