In Midland in the American state of Texas got a policeman killed because a homeowner mistook him for a burglar. As the TV channel CBS 7 reported, was Nathan Heidelberg called to a house in which a burglary took place. When he arrived, together with two other police officers there, shot the owner of the house to him – apparently, he had thought the burglars had returned.

It should have Heidelberg according to the information of other Officers loud and clear, as a police officer, as he entered through the open door of the house. Although the police officer had worn a bullet-proof vest, no longer was he to save. Heidelberg, who had worked for five years for police, died about an hour after the shooting in the hospital.

policeman dies after mix-up

the owner of The house has given to the police to be there for the shots responsible. He was arrested, is now released, but on bail. According to the news portal “” is the boss of a local Oil and gas company. His lawyer said the master of the house had only his family to protect.

In the city and, in particular, in the case of his colleagues the death of Heidelberg caused the consternation. “He was brave, selfless, ethically and professionally,” wrote police chief Seth Herman in an obituary on the Facebook page of the police. “Nathan treated others with respect, regardless of their attitude or their Actions. He was an indefatigable public servant who was dedicated to every spark of his energy to his profession, the citizens and his colleagues.” Also the mayor of the city, language family, and colleagues are condolences.

Heidelberg’s body to Dallas for autopsy arrived, he was received by many colleagues, which formed the deceased police officers to honor a trellis.

sources: CBS 7 / “” / Midland Police Department on Facebook / Andrew M. Greenstein on Twitter


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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