Sheriff Heck went beyond his call of duty by removing a live hand grenade that was discovered in a residence in Turkey, Texas.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office responded to a call nearly two weeks ago of a possible explosive device at a residence in Turkey, Texas.
After arriving at the scene, Sheriff Tom Heck located a live hand grenade and removed the device from the residence. Removal of a device is not normally completed by a peace officer, but Sheriff Heck removed the device due to the presence of children.
The device was safely transported away from the scene. The Amarillo Bomb Squad was contacted, met with Sheriff Heck and recovered the device.
The device will be destroyed by the Amarillo Bomb Squad per state and federal guidelines.