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Patrolman Edward J. Blakely | Porter County Sheriff's Department, Indiana Porter County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

Patrolman

Edward J. Blakely

Porter County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 28, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 16 gauge

Offender: Apprehended

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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.

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

Officer 11169
April 6, 2013

 

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