On-duty Colo. cop collapses, dies


By Nick Bonham
The Pueblo Chieftain (Colorado)

PUEBLO, Colo. — One of Pueblo's finest fell in the line of duty early Saturday, the victim of a congenital heart defect.

Nicholas "Nick" Heine, a seven-year veteran of the Pueblo Police Department and a decorated and well-liked officer, collapsed about 2 a.m. while running between bar disturbances in the Historic Union Avenue District.

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