Local 911 operator passed away this weekend

Local 911 operator passed away this weekend

Today the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is grieving the loss of telecommunications operator Joetta Heckaman.

She passed away on Sunday, June 18 after suffering a heart attack. Joetta has served as a Dispatcher with the sheriff’s office since January of 2008. She was the voice on the other end of the line callers would hear when they call 911.

Even though she was in the communication center, she was always a click away for deputies to talk to in the field. She did her job with pride and professionalism. She will be truly missed. Please keep her family and friends in your prayers.

- Jefferson County Sheriff's Office