Town Marshal
Perry Wilson Haviland
Clay City Police Department
Sunday, September 17, 1967

Age: 73
Served: 5 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 15W, Line 7
Panel L14, Line 8

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Date/Time of Incident:
Sunday, September 17, 1967
03:40 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
727 Main Street, Clay City
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Officer's handgun
Suspect Info:
Burial Location:
Maple Grove Cemetery, Clay City

   Marshal Perry Haviland was shot and killed with his own weapon while struggling with a burglary suspect in an alley behind the Crist Jewelry store.

   The 25-year-old suspect was later apprehended as a result of notes that Marshal Haviland had written down when he pulled his patrol car behind the suspect's vehicle.

   Marshal Haviland was survived by his wife, son, three daughters and six grandchildren. He is the third-oldest known law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in the state of Indiana.