Anthony Edwin 'Tony' Swartzlander
Bremen Police Department
Sunday, February 22, 1981

Age: 37
Served: 5 years
Badge #: 73
Military Service:
Panel 47W, Line 10
Panel L26, Line 8

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Struck by vehicle
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, February 22, 1981

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
U.S. 6, Bremen
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Info:
Released from prison
Burial Location:
Bremen Municipal Cemetery, Bremen

   Patrolman Tony Swartzlander was struck and killed by a vehicle containing two men wanted for armed robbery heading into town on U.S. 6 from La Porte.

   The suspects, how had been pursued through three counties, struck Patrolman Swartzlander with their vehicle as he was attempting to set up a roadblock.

   The suspects crashed their car after striking Patrolman Swartzlander and were apprehended at the scene. They were later convicted of armed robbery and released from prison after serving their sentences.