Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # 4
Weapon: Officer's handgun
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.