August 4, 2015

Veteran eastern Nebraska sheriff dies after suffering heart attack

Long-time Butler County Sheriff Mark Hecker has died after suffering a heart attack late last week.

The Butler County Attorney’s office reports Hecker died Tuesday at an Omaha hospital. He had suffered the heart attack on Friday. Hecker was 53.

Hecker first won election as Butler County Sheriff in 1998.

A candlelight vigil has been scheduled for Friday, from 7pm to midnight, in front of the sheriff’s office in David City.

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