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Ronald Lynn Heaps
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Birth: Jan. 21, 1949
American Fork
Utah County
Utah, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 1982
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Sergeant Ronald L. Heaps
Died on January 13, 1982

Age 33
Salt Lake City Police Department
Homicide: Handgun

Sergeant Heaps was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious person call. At approximately 9: 25 p.m., the 32-year-old victim and two other officers responded to the area of 1300 South 300 East. They contacted the occupants of a motor home, unaware that one of them was wanted for the October 2, 1981, murder of California Highway Patrol Officer John Martinez. When the officers inquired regarding the ownership of the motor home, the wanted suspect produced a 9mm pistol and began firing. Sergeant Heaps was struck between the panels of his body armor and died within a few minutes. Although wounded, the second officer shot and killed the suspect. Another suspect attempting to flee the area was shot and killed by the third officer. Sergeant Heaps was married and the father of four children. He is buried in Alpine City Cemetery. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by Salt Lake City Police Mutual Aid Association.

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  George Clift Heaps (1928 - 2015)
  Ronald Lynn Heaps (1949 - 1982)
  Randy Heaps (1954 - 1954)*
*Calculated relationship
Alpine City Cemetery
Utah County
Utah, USA
Created by: Lee Drew
Record added: May 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19274136
Ronald Lynn Heaps
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Ronald Lynn Heaps
Added by: Lee Drew
Ronald Lynn Heaps
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