As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
August 19, 2014
Neb. officer dies after heart attack during struggle
Officer Down: Mark A. Hecker - [Butler County, Nebraska]
End of Service: 08/12/2014
By PoliceOne Staff
BUTLER COUNTY, Neb. — An officer with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office died after suffering a heart attack during a struggle with a mentally ill subject.
According to ODMP, Sheriff Mark Hecker attempted to take the subject into protective custody when a struggle ensued.
He later fell ill and drove himself to a hospital. He passed away four days later on August 12th from the heart attack, according to the report.
Hecker had served with the department for 26 years.
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