Chief of Police
Samuel Edward Blemker
Huntingburg Police Department
Tuesday, July 2, 1963

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

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, July 2, 1963
01:00 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
914 Railroad Avenue, Huntingburg
Incident County:
Dubois
Incident Township:
Patoka
Weapon Used:
Person (alcohol involved)
Suspect Disposition:
Sentenced to 10 months
Burial Place:
Fairmount Cemetery, Huntingburg

   Chief Samuel Blemker suffered a fatal heart attack after struggling with a man who was creating a disturbance at a residence.

   Upon his arrival, the intoxicated subject pulled a knife on Chief Blemker. He was able to gain control of the knife and as he was walking toward his squad car, he collapsed and died a short time later.

   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 jail.

   Chief Blemker was survived by his son, daughter, three grandchildren and sister.



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