Police Officer Cain Maxheimer suffered a medical emergency after an incident with two dogs who attempted to attack him.
At 7:10 a.m. on December 18, 2023, Officer Maxheimer helped a disabled motorist and pushed a vehicle out of the roadway. By 7:40 a.m., he was sent on a vicious animal complaint on Skyline Drive in Shannon Hills. When one of the German Shepherds charged him, he was preparing to shoot the dog, but the strays ran into the woods. Officer Maxheimer returned to the department after 8:00 a.m. and complained of nausea and chest pains. He was admitted to the UAMS Medical Center, where he passed away the following day.
Officer Maxheimer had served with the Shannon Hills Police Department for three years and previously served with the Benton Police Department, Bauxite Police Department, Saline County Sheriff’s Office, Hot Springs County Sheriff’s Office, Alexander Police Department, and Johnsons County Sheriff’s Office. He is survived by three daughters and his father.