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Sergeant Earl Marlin Heisler | James City County Sheriff's Office, Virginia James City County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Sergeant

Earl Marlin Heisler

James City County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 19, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 4

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Committed

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Sergeant Earl Heisler was shot and killed while searching a vehicle during a traffic stop. During the search a suspect grabbed Sergeant Heisler's service weapon and shot him.

The man fled but was later apprehended and returned to Virginia. He was found guilty and is serving a life sentence at Greenville Correctional Institution. He was denied parole in 2011.

Sergeant Heisler was survived by his wife and newborn child.

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Thoughts and prayers with the family as we remember. You are never forgotten! Honoring him with his reading at our stop at JCCPD on this year's LEU ride, 5-10-14.

Chaplain Sam Frye
JCCPD
May 7, 2014

 

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