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Gary Police Officer Slain

Gary Police Officer Slain

Authorities have three suspects in custody after the fatal shooting of a Gary police officer early Sunday.The Lake County coroner's office identified the slain officer as 47-year-old Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield.

July 06, 2014 7:15 pm
No contact order issued in domestic violence case involving Lake County cop

No contact order issued in domestic violence case involving Lake County cop

CROWN POINT | A temporary no contact order was issued Friday against a Lake County Sheriff's Department officer who is facing a strangulation charge.

June 20, 2014 6:30 pm
MARC CHASE: Cops bird-brained over turkey raffle location

MARC CHASE: Cops bird-brained over turkey raffle location

We hold police to higher standards of ethics and conduct for good reason. They carry guns, are trained to make life-and-death decisions and are expected to exercise good judgment in the process.

October 31, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart police canine division welcomes two new dogs

HOBART | The Hobart police canine division recently welcomed two new dogs, Spike and Scout.

February 13, 2013 12:00 am

Hobart woman loses more than $4K in get-rich scam

HOBART | A 28-year-old Hobart woman lost more than $4,000 when she fell prey to a phone scam, police said.

January 23, 2013 8:30 pm
Two Gary men charged, cop shot in Hammond bank robbery

Two Gary men charged, cop shot in Hammond bank robbery

Hammond police Sgt. Allan Retske takes measurements Friday as he investigates a robbery of the BMO Harris Bank at 7250 Indianapolis Blvd.

December 21, 2012 1:08 pm
BMO Harris bank robbed; Hammond police officer shot

BMO Harris bank robbed; Hammond police officer shot

Hammond police Sgt. Allan Retske, left, and Cpl. Kris Howard investigate a robbery of the BMO Harris Bank at 7250 Indianapolis Blvd. on Friday morning.

December 21, 2012 1:08 pm
Two Gary men charged, cop shot in Hammond bank robbery

Two Gary men charged, cop shot in Hammond bank robbery

Hammond police Cpl. Kris Howard, left, and Sgt. Allan Retske investigate a robbery of the BMO Harris Bank at 7250 Indianapolis Blvd. late Friday morning.

December 21, 2012 1:08 pm
Two Gary men charged, cop shot in Hammond bank robbery

Two Gary men charged, cop shot in Hammond bank robbery

Hammond police Sgt. Allan Retske photographs gun casings Friday as he investigates a robbery of the BMO Harris Bank at 7250 Indianapolis Blvd.

December 21, 2012 1:07 pm
BMO Harris bank robbed; Hammond police officer shot

BMO Harris bank robbed; Hammond police officer shot

Shell casings are marked following a robbery Friday at the BMO Harris Bank at 7250 Indianapolis Blvd. in Hammond.

December 21, 2012 1:07 pm
Two Gary men charged, cop shot in Hammond bank robbery

Two Gary men charged, cop shot in Hammond bank robbery

The window of a Hammond police vehicle was shot out during a robbery Friday at the BMO Harris Bank at 7250 Indianapolis Blvd.

December 21, 2012 1:07 pm
Two Gary men charged, cop shot in Hammond bank robbery

Two Gary men charged, cop shot in Hammond bank robbery

Hammond police Sgt. Allan Retske photographs gun casings Friday as he investigates a robbery of the BMO Harris Bank at 7250 Indianapolis Blvd.

December 21, 2012 1:07 pm
Police officer becomes accidental author

Police officer becomes accidental author

Portage police officer Joe Mokol wrote a children's Christmas book, "The Bottom Shelf Elf," to answer his son's question about the mix of Jesus and Santa.

December 17, 2012 12:39 pm
Police officer becomes accidental author

Police officer becomes accidental author

Portage police officer Joe Mokol wrote a children's Christmas book, "The Bottom Shelf Elf," to answer his son's question about the mix of Jesus and Santa.

December 17, 2012 12:39 pm
Victims' relatives mark Munich attack anniversary

Victims' relatives mark Munich attack anniversary

FUERSTENFELDBRUCK, Germany | Relatives of Israelis slain in an attack by Palestinian gunmen during the 1972 Olympics in Munich marked its 40th anniversary on Wednesday with Israeli and German officials at the air base where most of the 12 victims died, even as bitterness lingers over authori…

September 05, 2012 10:00 pm Photos

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IU Police Academy graduates 33 new cadets

IU Police Academy graduates 33 new cadets

Cadets train at the Indiana University Police Academy to join security forces at IU campuses in Gary, Indianapolis and Bloomington. This weekend's graduating class celebrated the academy's 40th year.

August 12, 2012 12:00 am
Family, friends remember Porter County sheriff's officer

Family, friends remember Porter County sheriff's officer

The police car of Porter County sheriff's officer Phil Pratt sits in front of the Porter County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday while the hearse carrying his body passes in front for a final 10-42 over the radio.

May 22, 2012 1:57 pm
Family, friends remember Porter County sheriff's officer

Family, friends remember Porter County sheriff's officer

The funeral hearse carrying the body of Porter County sheriff's officer Phil Pratt processes by the Sheriff's Department on Tuesday for a final 10-42 over the radio.

May 22, 2012 1:57 pm
Family, friends remember Porter County sheriff's officer

Family, friends remember Porter County sheriff's officer

The funeral hearse carrying the body of Porter County sheriff's officer Phil Pratt passes the Sheriff's Department on Tuesday for a final 10-42 code via the radio signifying the end of service. Pratt was killed last week in an off-duty motorcycle crash.

May 22, 2012 1:57 pm
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