Officer Gary Wayne Heath

Officer Gary Wayne Heath

Greenville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, June 14, 1994

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Gary Wayne Heath

Officer Gary Heath was shot and killed at 4:00 am by a suspect.

The suspect later shot and killed Deputy Len J. Rowell, of the Pearl River County Sheriff's Department, Mississippi, and Lieutenant Coy Smith of the Alabama Public Service Commission. The suspect committed suicide after being surrounded by other officers after killing Lieutenant Smith.

Officer Heath had served with the agency for 10 months. He was survived by his parents and brother.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge 91

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. While your killer took his own life in a most cowardly fashion, he surely faced a higher court and authority somewhere else. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 28, 2020

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