Porter County Sheriff's Office

In Memory

Officer Timothy L. Hecht "47"

Died in the Line of Duty February 11, 1999

Photo Courtesy of Times Photographer Gregg Gearhart


Officer Tim Hecht, 31 years old and an 8 year veteran

suffered a massive heart attack while on a training exercise

for the newly formed S.W.A.T. team. Despite valiant efforts by his

co-workers, who initiated CPR within seconds, Tim could not

be revived and died later at Porter Memorial Hospital.

He was honored with a full policeman's

funeral service on Monday, February 15th, and

laid to rest in Calvary Cemetery in Portage, IN


Officer Tim Hecht's funeral procession passes beneath the "Garrison Flag"

accompanied by members of the Lake County Traffic Motorcycle Division.

Officer Hecht was secretary of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Club

and was very active in the organization of programs to aid children.

Photo Courtesy of Times Photographer Gregg Gearhart


Officer Tim Hecht

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.

Some people move our souls to dance.

They awaken us to understanding with 

the passing whisper of their wisdom.

Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.

They stay in our lives for awhile.

They leave footprints on our hearts.

And we are never, ever the same.


Tim Hecht Scholarship Grant Program

2006 Scholarship Winners



Chicago Police Department Memorial


3rd Annual Run To Remember

Panel 46, E-21

Rubbing Taken From the Policeman's Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

Special Thanks to Tim's Dad and Mom -  Larry and Gerrie Hecht

On May 13, 2000, Officer Hecht's name was officially dedicated

during a Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement

 Memorial in Washington D.C. Ironically, his name is on the 

same panel as Officer Ed Blakely's, our other fallen officer.

The Memorial is located on Judiciary Square, Washington, D.C.

Photo and Rubbing Courtesy of Reserve Officer Jerry Kratowicz "37"

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13)

Officer Tim Hecht Remembered

February 18, 2002


Timothy Hecht Honored at

The Service Memorial of Veterans & Volunteers Plaza

October 26, 2003

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