Detective Sergeant Carl W. Heckman

Detective Sergeant Carl W. Heckman

Indianapolis Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, January 3, 1931

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Carl W. Heckman

Detective Sergeant Carl Heckman was shot and killed while he and another officer were on a stakeout. The officers were investigating a series of laundry truck robberies that had been occurring.

Both suspects were apprehended and convicted of murder. One offender was sentenced to life in prison and the other was sentenced to death. On October 1, 1934, he was executed by electrocution.

Detective Sergeant Heckman had served with the Indianapolis Police Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, 1½- and 6-year-old sons and 3-year-old daughter.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender One executed, one sentenced to life

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Det. Sgt. Heckman,
On today, the 90th anniversary of of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Indianapolis. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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