Chief of Police
Samuel E. Blemker
Huntingburg Police Department
Thursday, July 4, 1963

Age: 65
Served: 7 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
Panel 55E, Line 8
Panel L27, Line 5

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, July 4, 1963

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:

Incident County:
Dubois
Incident Township:
Patoka
Weapon Used:
Person
Suspect Info:
Sentenced to 10 months
Burial Location:
Fairmount Cemetery, Huntingburg

   Chief Samuel Blemker suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with an intoxicated person who had just pulled a knife on him.

   The 34-year-old-suspect was subsequently charged with public intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. He was fined $130 and sentenced to 10 months in prison.

   Chief Blemker was survived by his wife and two children.