Sergeant
David Larue Sandler
Indianapolis Police Department
Wednesday, June 4, 1986

Age: 48
Served: 24 years
Badge #:
Panel 33W, Line 1
Panel L22, Line 3

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Motorcycle accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Wednesday, June 4, 1986
08:20 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
2700 block of Madison Avenue, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Marion
Incident Township:
Center
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
No charges filed
Burial Place:
Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood

   Sergeant David Sandler was killed in a two-vehicle accident after being struck by another vehicle.

   He was southbound on his motorcycle when he was struck by a northbound vehicle making a left turn in front of him near an intersection.

   Sergeant Sandler was transported to Wishard Memorial Hospital where he died from severe head injuries two hours later. 

   The driver of the vehicle was not charged after an investigation found that the headlight of Sergeant Sandler's motorcycle had not properly activated.

   Sergeant Sandler was survived by his wife, four daughters and six grandchildren.



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