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Heeg Announces New Sheriff's Office Administration

(La Porte County, IN) - New La Porte County Sheriff Ron Heeg has his administrative team in place.


After serving as John Boyd’s Chief Deputy for eight years, Heeg has filled his own shoes with former Jail Commander Captain Al Ott.


Ott’s move to Chief Deputy gave way to two additional promotions. Captain Andrew Hahn will take over as Jail Commander. Hahn was appointed Chief of Detectives last year.


Captain Andy Hynek will move from Midnight Patrol Shift Supervisor to Chief of Detectives.


Captain Derek Allen will continue as Administrative Captain.


Heeg frankly addressed the fact that he has surrounded himself with political rivals. “Al obviously has run on the Democratic ticket twice for Sheriff,” said Heeg. “I’ve even had questions about Andy Hynek, who was my opponent in the fall, being appointed Chief of Detectives. My responsibility as Sheriff is to protect all citizens of La Porte County, and politics should never, ever come into the way of public safety. And I’m going to surround myself with who I believe is the best to help me accomplish my goals and be the best for the citizens of La Porte County. So all the decisions I have made and will continue to make from here on out will be what’s best for the citizens of La Porte County.”


Heeg was sworn in along with many other elected officials in a ceremony Saturday afternoon at the County Complex Meeting Room.

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