Patrolman Edward J. Blakely

Patrolman Edward J. Blakely

Porter County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, November 28, 1961

Edward J. Blakely

Patrolman Edward Blakely was gunned down at County Road 475 West and U.S. 30 by a murder suspect.

The suspect had shot and wounded a man outside of a Gary tavern and stole his car. When the car broke down he killed a Hobart Township resident outside his home and stole his car. Patrolman Blakely was called to investigate when the suspect got the car stuck in a ditch. Patrolman Blakely was found shot to death beside the stolen car. He was killed with a 16-gauge shotgun taken from the trunk of the murdered resident's automobile. The suspect was captured in Gary after crashing Patrolman Blakely's patrol car a few hours later.

Patrolman Blakely has served with the Porter County Sheriff's Department for three years.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 16 gauge
  • Offender Apprehended

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Blakely. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 6, 2013

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