Sheriff George Nichols Heiser

Sheriff George Nichols Heiser

Keith County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

End of Watch Tuesday, May 1, 1923

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George Nichols Heiser

Sheriff George Heiser was shot and killed while attempting to arrest the suspect wanted for murdering Officer Albert Peterson of the Scottsbluff Police Department one week earlier.

Four days later, members of a posse shot and killed the suspect.

Sheriff Heiser had served with the Keith County Sheriff's Office for 5 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt, murder suspect

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Sheriff Heiser,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Keith County.


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May 1, 2023

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