Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Eugene James Heimann

Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Monday, March 21, 1988

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Eugene James Heimann

My brother and best friend. I miss you bro.

Johnnie J Heimann Jr

May 5, 2021

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Heimann.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 14, 2019

Rest in peace.

Lt. Jim Russo

March 22, 2018

My husband worked for Richmond PD when I heard the call on the radio at our home.

Wife of coworker

February 18, 2018

I just bought a tag for a company truck. Not sure what came over me to look him up but I looked at the street name and wrote down the spelling so I could find out who he was. As soon as I got back to office I looked up his name. So sorry for the family but I am sure he is rejoicing. May he never be forgotten. I Hope his family is doing well..

I'm just a local citizen

Desiree Melchor
CTC Concrete

December 18, 2017

I was a police cadet in the Fort Bend County Law Enforcement Academy when the Director walked in one morning and told of Deputy Heimann's killing. May he never be forgotten.

Michael W. Stewart
Texas Crime History Society ( TCHS )

February 8, 2017

Gene was am positive impact on my life. I met him briefly in my junior year in High School (my father was dating his wife's sister). After he died, I assisted his widow with numerous house repairs while I was in College in Houston. I ended up joining the Honolulu Police Department and later a Department in Colorado.

I have since visited the Texas Fallen Officers Memorial in Austin to get an etching of his name.

MPO 7 Joey Robinson-Ridings
Honolulu Police Department/personal acquaintance

February 11, 2016

Worked with him and can only say good things. Fine man

Capt. Paul Mosley
Fort Bend County S. O.

September 7, 2015

Thank you to all who have sent us best wishes it really means a lot. All the times I've done a Google search I've never saw this page before it means a lot to know he is still remembered and honored.

Jessica Heimann

November 5, 2014

Eugene was a school mate and my friend! I remeber the day it happened!That was a very sad day. Eugene was a fine upstanding man and a great deputy a great husband and a great father. Thank you for your sacrifice to serve and protect, It was an honor to be your friend! RIP

jeneane supak

March 22, 2013

Deputy Sheriff Heimann,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fort Bend County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 21, 2013

Heroes live forever, Deputy Heimann, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Fort Bend County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

March 21, 2013

Rest in peace, Deputy Heimann. Your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Fort Bend County and the great State of Texas is not forgotten.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

March 21, 2012

I grew up hearing about you from my father who served with you. You are truly missed. Rest Peacefully Brother.

Deputy Robert Dowell Jr
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

September 2, 2011


You were always a good friend and I still think of you and miss you. Rest in peace.


Carey Wallace
Friend and co-worker

June 14, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Heimann, twenty two (22) years later you are still remembered, with honour.

You died protecting the community. Thank you for your service.

The citizens of Texas were always well protected under your watch.

A tragic and unnecessary loss.


May 13, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 21, 2010

Gene, Glad to see someone finally updated your page to include your photograph. You'll be happy to know that the suspect that shot you received the death penalty. You'd be saddened-like us-to know that he received a new trial and was given life in prison. See ya when I see ya...


January 17, 2009

Dear Deputy Eugene J.Heimann,
I'm sorry that I have to leave this refection. It's a shame that your life was taken at such a young age. I've made it a point in my life to look through these pages and find an officer that lost his life in the line of duty and leave a note of thanks. My Dad worked as a Deputy in Ft.Bend during the early 70's. He was killed in Yorktown,Tx. in 76'. I know how I feel when someone leaves a note of thanks in his reflection,so I want to do the same for you and your family.
Thank you and God bless you and your loved ones. Time does ease the pain,but it never goes away. I know God's heaven is being patroled by the best. Again,thank you,Eugene.

Son of W.R."Red"Mullins E.O.W.07/11/76

Son of W.R."Red"Mullins E.O.W.7/11/76

December 26, 2008



February 29, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 6, 2008

To Deputy Eugene Heimann and his loved ones:

On this the eighteenth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

Deputy Heimann, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Deputy Heimann. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Gene gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on March 21, 1988.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 21, 2006


Its been 17 years since you were taken. We still think about you, and you are constantly in our memories.

July 4, 2005

You are not forgotten. You served your department well. Please rest in peace.


March 21, 2005

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