Former Fond du Lac Police Chief Mel Heller passed away over the weekend.
He served with the Police Department from 1949 to 1990 retiring as Chief. After retiring he served nearly 20 years on the Fond du Lac County Board of Supervisors.
Former Fond du Lac Police Chief Tony Barthuly said Heller was strong as a police chief, but was actually a real compassionate person. Last August Heller was chosen to cut the ribbon for the new north entrance to the City-County Government Center .
Mel Heller gave over 60 years of service to country and community. The former Fond du Lac Police Chief passed away over the weekend. He served in the Army during World War II, put in over 40 years with the Fond du Lac Police Department, and also served about 20 years on the County Board.
County Executive Al Buechel said Heller was all about doing the right thing and many people in the City and County can be grateful for that.
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