Police Officer Nathan Heidelberg was shot and killed while responding to 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 a.m. They were at the open front door making loud announcements identifying themselves when the homeowner opened fire toward the flashlight Officer Heidelberg was holding. 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 a.m.
The homeowner who shot him was arrested and charged with manslaughter.
Officer Heidelberg had served with the Midland Police Department for five years.
In 2019, officials honored Officer Heidelberg by renaming a portion of local highway FM 307 to Nathan Heidelberg Memorial Highway (located between Interstate 20 and FM 1379).
Officer Heidelberg is survived by his parents and three sisters.