Corrections Officer Sterling David Heinbaugh, Jr.

Corrections Officer Sterling David Heinbaugh, Jr.

Franklin County Jail, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Tuesday, December 28, 2021

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Sterling David Heinbaugh, Jr.

Corrections Officer Sterling Heinbaugh died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 while supervising inmates at the Franklin County Jail at 1804 Opportunity Avenue in Chambersburg.

Officer Heinbaugh had served with the Franklin County Jail for 1-1/2 years and had previously served in Maryland for 20 years. He is survived by his companion, three children, and two grandchildren.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.

Bio

  • Age 58
  • Tour 21 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, December 3, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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their wealth
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of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

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City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

January 18, 2022

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