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Deputy Sheriff Milton C. Starkey | Grant County Sheriff's Department, Indiana Grant County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

Deputy Sheriff

Milton C. Starkey

Grant County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Sunday, December 15, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 61

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 27-15

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Killed in accident

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Deputy Milton Starkey was killed when his patrol car was struck head-on by a drunken driver at 3:20 am.

Deputy Starkey was responding to an emergency call when the drunken driver crossed the center line and struck his vehicle. Deputy Starkey's son, who was riding with him at the time, was seriously injured but recovered. The suspect who caused the accident was also killed.

Deputy Starkey had served with the Grant County Sheriff's Department for four years and had previously served with the Fairmount Police Department for six years, and the United States Army. He was survived by his wife, three sones, two daughters, one grandson and five granddaughters. His son who was riding with him had just graduated from the Indiana State Police Academy approximately 12 hours before the accident.

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Dad, you have another Grandson that never met you that is a Police Officer. Kevin graduated from the Indiana Law Emforcement Academy O7/10/2015 Bob

Bob Starkey
Son, Retired USMC/USA
July 11, 2015


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