Sheriff Mark Alan Hecker

Sheriff Mark Alan Hecker

Butler County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

End of Watch Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Mark Alan Hecker

Sheriff Mark Hecker suffered a fatal heart attack after struggling with a mental subject he was attempting to take into emergency protective custody.

He began to feel ill several hours later and drove himself to a local hospital. His condition continued to worsen and he passed away four days later.

Sheriff Hecker had served with the Butler County Sheriff's Office for 26 years and had previously served with the Humphrey Police Department and David City Police Department for nine years. He is survived by his six children, five grandchildren, and two brothers.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge 925

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Incident Date Friday, August 8, 2014
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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You gave me my start in life, the ability to provide for my family, and to serve a wonderful community. You always trusted my word. You Sir, are a friend that I will never forget. I will never forget your stories, your smile, and your compassion.

Deputy Headid #92511
Butler County Sheriffs Office

March 10, 2015

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