Deputy Sheriff Eugene James Heimann

Deputy Sheriff Eugene James Heimann

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, March 21, 1988

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Eugene James Heimann

Deputy Sheriff Eugene Heimann was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a burglary suspect.

During the encounter, the suspect pulled a pistol from a potato chip bag and shot Deputy Heimann in the face. The suspect stole his cruiser but was apprehended a short time later.

The man was convicted of murder and sentenced to death. He was later granted a new trial, during which he plead guilty to capital murder and received three life sentences.

Deputy Heimann had served with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

arrest attempt

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To my cousin and Brother in Blue. This week was my first experience representing my agency as an honor guard member at the annual Texas Police Officer Memorial ceremony in Austin. I was overcome with emotions by what the ceremony meant, and even more emotions after seeing your name on the memorial wall. Gone but never forgotten. I will carry you in my thoughts and prayers as I try to continue your legacy of serving and protecting the community. Rest easy brother. We have the watch from here.

Ofc. J. Wilkerson #56
Baytown PD

May 1, 2024

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