Patrolman Timothy Lawrence Hecht

Patrolman Timothy Lawrence Hecht

Porter County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, February 11, 1999

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Timothy Lawrence Hecht

Patrolman Timothy Hecht suffered a fatal heart attack during a training session for his agency's Emergency Response Team.

He and other officers were testing to be placed on the new assignment and were undergoing a physical fitness test when he collapsed during a mile-long run. Patrolman Hecht never regained consciousness.

Patrolman Hecht had served with the Porter County Sheriff's Department for eight years. He was survived by his fiancée, parents, and sister.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 47

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Patrolman Hecht,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Porter County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish t extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol (Retired)

February 11, 2024

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