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Nov. 28, 1961
Caucasian Male / 47 yrs. of age
Porter County Sheriff's Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Tue. Nov. 28, 1961
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.