Chief Deputy Ron Heeg will seek sheriff’s post in 2022 election


Chief Deputy Ron Heeg

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Chief Deputy Ron Heeg announces his intentions to seek the office of sheriff of La Porte County in the 2022 election, as Sheriff John Boyd is term limited. Heeg, a lifelong LaPorte Countian, is a 24-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, where he currently holds the position of Boyd’s chief deputy.

Heeg began his career with the sheriff’s office under former Sheriff Robert Blair, starting within the Jail Division. Heeg rose through the ranks, being promoted to patrolman, detective, sergeant, assistant chief of detectives, and then to his current position of chief deputy. Heeg also served 15 years both on the Emergency Response Team and Scuba Team, and served four years as a field training officer. 

Heeg is a graduate of Michigan City Area Schools and Indiana University South Bend with an associate degree in criminal justice. He then went on to graduate from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy as well as the University of Louisville’s Southern Police Institute. He is also a graduate of Leadership La Porte County, where participants spend nine months engaging in leadership skill-building, gaining information about La Porte County, and networking with other local leaders. Recently, Heeg was accepted to attend the 281st class of the FBI National Academy.  

Heeg is also active in the community, serving on numerous boards. He is president of Grand Heritage Federal Credit Union and Stepping Stone Shelter for Women boards, and vice president of La Porte County Triad. He also serves on the Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 1 Taskforce Advisory Board and is a member of La Porte County Farm Bureau. Heeg also hosts a monthly radio show on WIMS AM-1420 called “Chief’s Chatter,” discussing the ins and outs of the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office.

Through his 24-year career in law enforcement, his involvement with numerous boards, and his interaction with the public, Heeg shares the priorities he would focus upon as sheriff of La Porte County. These priorities will be based on these three strategic goals:

  1. Public safety – The three biggest issues affecting La Porte County law enforcement today are: drug/alcohol abuse, mental illness and domestic violence. Heeg noted that there is a direct correlation between all three of them. 
  2. Personnel investment – We need to continue to keep up with our deputies’ mental and physical well-being, along with training our deputies to be our future leaders.
  3. Community investment – Too often we ask our communities to invest in the sheriff’s office, but Heeg believes this should be a two-way street, with the sheriff’s office investing in our communities with community outreach programs.  

Heeg states that the office of Sheriff is an enormous responsibility that should not be taken lightly and he is excited and eager to share his plan in the days, weeks and months to come, to show he is committed to La Porte County. 

Heeg currently lives in rural Kankakee township with his wife, Heather, who is a nurse with Franciscan Health Michigan City, and their two daughters, Olivia, 12, and Allison, 9. 

Heeg welcomes the opportunity to speak with the people he will serve if elected. Contact him at and (219) 608-1004.

3 Responses to “Chief Deputy Ron Heeg will seek sheriff’s post in 2022 election”

  1. Big Daddy

    Jul 14. 2021

    No mention of what party. Republican, Democrat, Independent?

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  2. curtis

    Jul 15. 2021

    Hey Big Daddy

    It is about time we look at the person running and not a political party
    The low information voter votes party and does not look at the person.
    The important thing is to do our DD on all candidates and try to find the lesser of two evils

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  3. Big Daddy

    Jul 17. 2021


    You are absolute right. Glad to see you caught on to my post. Ron’s post is great and one of the best I’ve seen for sometime by leaving out the political party.

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