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 Dad.
I Miss You. xo Send Angels.
Your Granddaughter's Are Trying To Make You Proud.
I Think They Have Accomplished That.
You Set A Great Example Dad.
We All Miss You Very Much.
Please Kiss Grandma And Aunt Annie For Me And The Girls. Didn't Get To Do That The Right Way.
Hugs & Kisses,
LeAnn Grace, Emma Grace, Jaden Claire, And Alise Ann.
Please Keep Us Very Close In The Months To Come.
We Miss Your Smiling Face and Your Bear Hugs.
We Love You Dad, The Same As Eternity...Forever.

LeAnn Grace Heimbecker

October 7, 2021

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