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New Hero Search Nathan Hayden Heidelberg - Mar. 05, 2019 (29908)

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Resided: Midland (Midland County)
TX, USA
Born: Dec. 02, 1990  
Fallen: Mar. 05, 2019
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 28 yrs. of age
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Dept: Midland Police Dept. - TX
601 N. Loraine  
Midland, TX   79701   USA
(432)685-7108
County: Midland
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 180
On The Job: 5 years
Bio: Hayden grew up in Midland and graduated Midland High School in 2009. He attended Midland College and then later graduated Sul Ross University with his bachelor's degree in biology.

Hayden graduated from the police academy in 2014. He was a police officer with the Midland Police Department for 5 years.

Hayden played soccer, ice hockey, enjoyed snow skiing and was a MMA fighter. The lake was a favorite place for Hayden and he loved to wakeboard, waterski, and drive the boat for others. He loved spending time with kids, especially his nieces, nephews and cousins. He always made time for the kids and they looked up to him.

No one was a better friend than Hayden, he would do anything for anyone and always kept his word. Patience and integrity were two of his many outstanding attributes. Hayden had so many talents and one of them was playing the guitar. He was a member of a local band called Ricky and the Rhinestones.

Hayden loved being a police officer and serving the community in which he grew up. He had great memories of trips with his fellow officers. Hayden had friends from all walks of life. His smile was contagious and he was rarely seen without it.

His family was very important to him and they all cherished their time together. Hayden was the best son two parents could ever ask for. A loving brother, nephew, cousin, and uncle. He will be greatly missed by all.

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Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: David Charles Wilson :: Caucasian / Male - 37 years old
Thought his house was being broken into and mistook the officer for an intruder.

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Location:   Midland, TX   USA   Tue. Mar. 05, 2019
Summary: Officer Nathan Heidelberg was shot and killed while responding a burglary alarm at a residence at 3306 Eagle Cove in Midland.

Officer Heidelberg, a probationary officer he was training, and two other officers had responded to the alarm call at 2:30 am. They were at the open front door making loud announcements identifying themselves when the homeowner opened fire toward the flashlight Officer Heidelberg was holding, multiple times. Officer Heidelberg was struck by a round above his vest.

He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds at 8:30 am.

The homeowner(Wilson) who shot him was arrested and charged with manslaughter.

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