Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 19 years
Badge # 1320
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
Patrolman Jeffery Westerfield was shot and killed from ambush as he sat in his patrol car in the 2600 block of Van Buren Street.
A citizen called 911 at 5:50 am after discovering Patrolman Westerfield suffering from gunshot wounds in his patrol car, with multiple shell casing found outside of the vehicle. The exact circumstances of his death are unknown. He had responded to the same area on a call earlier in the night.
Three subjects were taken into custody in connection with Patrolman Westerfield's murder the following day. The subject who shot Patrolman Westerfield was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Patrolman Westerfield was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Gary Police Department for 19 years. He is survived by his four daughters and fiancee. Patrolman Westerfield was killed on his 47th Birthday.