Deputy Sheriff Lloyd Donald Heilman

Deputy Sheriff Lloyd Donald Heilman

Mohave County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, November 8, 1973

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Lloyd Donald Heilman

Deputy Sheriff Donald Heilman and Deputy Frank Howard were killed in an aircraft accident while searching for escapees from the Mohave County Jail.

The two deputies were killed when their airplane crashed in the Cerbat Mountains during a multi-agency search for the five escapees. The fugitives were caught the next day.

Deputy Heilman was a United States Navy WWII and Korean War veteran. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 40
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

aerial search, aircraft accident, escapee

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Deputy Sheriff Heilman,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Navy. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

November 8, 2023

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