Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Marshal John Ingerman died from a wound suffered five days earlier after being shot by a suspect during a burglary.
Marshal Ingerman and the owner of Miller's Pool Room had received information that the suspect was planning to burglarize the business. Marshal Ingerman and the owner waited inside the business, when the suspect failed to gain entry through the rear door, he broke out a window. Once inside a gunbattle ensued and Marshal Ingerman was shot once in the throat, but was able to return fire, striking the suspect three times. After the suspect had emptied his gun, the owner whose gun had jammed, struggled with him, but the suspect was able to escape. Marshal Ingerman died from his injuries five days later at Fayette County Hospital.
The suspect was captured by authorities in Denver, Colorado, a month later and extradited to Indiana to face charges of burglary and murder. The suspect was sentenced to life in prison, but was paroled in 1943.
Marshal Ingerman was survived by his wife, a daughter and three sons.