Captain Phillip Arthur Heimbecker, Sr.

Captain Phillip Arthur Heimbecker, Sr.

Woodbury County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch Friday, June 11, 1993

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Phillip Arthur Heimbecker, Sr.

Captain Phillip Heimbecker and Corporal Jon E. Hermann were killed when their Beechcraft Baron crashed shortly after takeoff from the Fort Madison Municipal Airport.

They were transporting a prisoner to face a murder trial at the time of the crash. The prisoner survived the crash with non-fatal injuries.

Captain Heimbecker had served with the Woodbury County Sheriff's Office for 28 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge 97-4

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

plane crash, transport

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Hi Uncle Phillip,
I wanted to say thank you for all the wonderful years I had with you. You gave me hope and love when I needed it and I love you for that. With all the pain in my life you were there for me. My one remembered moment with you that I have never for got, was the night I climbed in the pin with your police dog, I was trying to run away from my Dad because of the sex abuse, but the dog alerted you that I was in his dog house, I remember telling the dog to be quite and to protect me from my Dad. Well he was a police dog so he had to let you know I was there and I was ok. You were shocked that he let me in the pin, so you see he knew I needed help, to protect me from bad. I just wanted you to know why that night happened, because I never told you why I was in there with the police dog. I miss you so much,

Debra Wood
Nice by marriage

June 12, 2023

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