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No Further Info in Death of Gary Officer Unless Charges Filed

Lake Co. Sherrif


The investigation into the shooting death of a Gary Police officer on Sunday morning continues. The Lake County Sheriff's Office this afternoon reports there will be no further information forthcoming until, or unless, there are charges filed against a suspect or suspects in the murder case. Jeffrey Westerfield was found unresponsive inside his patrol car, at 26th Avenue and Van Buren, in Gary and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Desert Storm veteran, leaves behind four daughters, and was engaged to be married next month. Three people were taken into custody Sunday, and one person was described as a person of interest.


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