Foot Pursuit 5K
Saturday March 6, 2021
Proceeds benefit The Timothy Hecht Scholarship Fund

On February 11, 1999, Patrolman Timothy Hecht suffered a fatal heart attack during a training session for the Porter County Sheriff’s Department Emergency Response Team. He and other officers were testing to be placed on the new assignment. Patrolman Hecht had served with the Porter County Sheriff's Department for eight years.

The Timothy Hecht Scholarship Fund is solely funded by proceeds from the Foot Pursuit 5k, which is given every year to several students pursuing a degree in the field of Law Enforcement. 

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by completing the form below and returning by mail, must be post marked by February 24, 2020


Porter County Sheriff's Office

2755 State Road 49,

Valparaiso IN 46383

Sheriff's Office Hours of Operation:

Administration Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8am to 3pm

Sheriff's Office 219.477.3000

Jail Division 219.477.3050

Jail Hours of Operation:

Administration Office Hours

Monday thru Friday 7am to 3pm

Jail Master Control 24/7

With the exception of the hours:

11:30 am to 12:30 pm and 5:30pm to 6:30 pm

Civil Bureau 219.477.3155

Detective Bureau 219.477.3130

Records 219.477.3080

Sheriff David Reynolds  Porter County Sheriff's Office  Chief Timothy Manteuffel