Officer
Robert J. Markley
Highland Police Department
Friday, March 10, 1978

Age: 26
Served: 4 years, 5 months
Badge #: 4
Military Service:
Panel 54W, Line 3
Panel L25, Line 2

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicular assault
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, March 10, 1978
02:00 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
8000 block of Indianapolis Boulevard, Highland
Incident County:
Lake
Incident Township:
North
Weapon Used:
Automobile (alcohol involved)
Suspect Info:
Acquitted
Burial Location:
Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville

   Officer Robert Markley was struck and killed by a drunken driver while directing traffic in the 8000 block of Indianapolis Boulevard which was the scene of an officer-involved shooting.

   A hijacked truck was being removed from a snow bank when a drunken driver entered the area and struck Officer Markley. The 23-year-old male suspect was apprehended, but later was found not guilty of reckless homicide.

   Officer Markley was survived by his wife, Diane; infant son, Ryan; and father, Raymond.