Suffolk County Sheriff Errol Toulon, Jr. and immediate family will be in attendance as Retired Correction Officer Timothy Heaton receives his Retired Shield on Thursday, January 5 at 11:00 AM at the Yaphank Correctional Facility's Alan Croce Lineup Room.
Officer Heaton served the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office for 25 years until a nearly six-month battle with COVID-19 which he miraculously recovered from last Spring.
Officer Heaton was hospitalized with severe COVID complications in September 2021 and spent over 160 days in the hospital, finally being released in March 2022.
During his battle with COVID he passed many milestones including his retirement from the Suffolk Sheriff’s Office and becoming a grandfather.
His family, including his granddaughter, will be in attendance for the shield presentation.