Patrolman Edward J. Blakely

Patrolman Edward J. Blakely

Porter County Sheriff's Department, Indiana

End of Watch Tuesday, November 28, 1961

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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.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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