Porter County Sheriff's Office

In Memory

Officer Edward Blakely

 Killed in the Line of Duty November 28, 1961

 Photo Courtesy of Sgt. John Kuehl


 Officer Blakely was gunned down at 475 W. and US Hwy. 30 

on November 28, 1961 by murder suspect Paul T. Kennedy.

Kennedy first shot and killed Hobart Township resident Robert Caldwell

after forcing Caldwell into his auto and abducting him from his home. 

Blakely was killed with a 16-gauge shotgun taken from the trunk of Caldwell's auto.


Photo Courtesy of Sgt. John Kuehl

Investigators examine the weapon that belonged to suspect Kennedy. 

Kennedy shot and killed Caldwell with this weapon before murdering

Officer Blakely with the shotgun blast.



Panel 46, E-2

Rubbing Taken From the Policeman's Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

Photo and Rubbing Courtesy of Reserve Officer Gene Vocke "R7"

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends" (John 15:13)

Edward Blakely's Medal of Merit

Photo courtesy of Frank Ray Grandson of Edward Blakely

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