Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Patrolman Paul Budich was shot and killed inside a soft drink parlor in the area of Indiana Harbor then known as ''New Mexico.'' He was shot while rounding up suspects in the shootings earlier that week of three Gary police officers, all of whom recovered. Patrolman Budich was taken to Mercy Hospital where he died from the wounds he suffered ten days later.
The suspect who killed Patrolman Budich was shot and wounded by police.
Patrolman Budich had previously served with the Gary Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and two small daughters.