Captain Eric J. Balliet

Photo of Captain Eric J. Balliet
Last Call: Wed, Sep 27th, 2017
Date of Incident: Wed, Sep 27th, 2017
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Service Time: 19 years
Age: 41


His wife, Alicia, and two children


While engaged in a physically strenuous nighttime training exercise at an abandoned commercial structure, Captain Balliet suddenly collapsed. Resuscitation efforts were started immediately by paramedics who were also engaged in the training.

Captain Balliet was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead from an apparent heart attack after unsuccessful exhaustive efforts to save him.

He was a 19-year veteran of the Fort Wayne Fire Department and was slated for promotion to Battalion Chief in the coming months. Additionally, he served as a Reserve Deputy with the Allen County Sheriff's Department and as a Allen County Deputy Coroner. He is a third-generation Balliet to serve with the Allen County Sheriff's Department.


Fort Wayne Fire Department
Fort Wayne Fire Department Patch
One Main Street
Suite 901
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802
(260) 427-1170
Chief Eric Lahey


There are 6 tributes for Captain Eric J. Balliet.

Captain Eric J. Balliet
Left on Thursday, September 28th, 2017

So sorry.  Rest In Peace hero.