Chief of Police Samuel Perry Cardwell

Chief of Police Samuel Perry Cardwell

Bloomington Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, December 24, 1928

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Samuel Perry Cardwell

Chief of Police Samuel Cardwell succumbed to injuries suffered over one year earlier while directing traffic at a local football game.

Chief Cardwell's injuries caused him to leave the police department and his health continued to decline until his death.

Chief Cardwell had served with the Bloomington Police Department for two years and was a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He was survived by his two sisters.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Thursday, December 1, 1927

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Chief Cardwell,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bloomington.


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December 24, 2018

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