Robert D. Heller

Night Watchman

Night Watchman Robert Heller was shot and killed by a man he intended to arrest for wife beating. The suspect opened fire with a shotgun from inside his home as Watchman Heller walked up to his front door. The suspect then shot and killed himself.

Watchman Heller was a Civil War veteran, having served with the 9th Iowa Calvary.

Avoca Police Department

End of Watch: Jun. 20, 1886

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