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Town Marshal Perry W. Haviland | Clay City Police Department, Indiana Clay City Police Department, Indiana

Town Marshal

Perry W. Haviland

Clay City Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch: Sunday, September 17, 1967

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 73

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Marshal Perry Haviland was shot and killed with his own weapon while struggling with a burglary suspect behind a Clay City store.

The suspect was later apprehended as a result of notes that Marshal Haviland had written down when he pulled his patrol car behind the suspect's vehicle.

Marshal Haviland had served with the Clay City Police Department for five years.

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Rest In Peace Grandpa. You taught me well.
Fritz D Modesitt, Prosecuting Attorney-Retired

Fritz Modesitt
Indiana Prosecutor-13th Jud Dist-Ret
August 13, 2017


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