Texas Octova Minter
Griffith Police Department
Friday, December 20, 1963

Age: 46
Served: 7 years
Badge #:
Panel 54E, Line 14
Panel L20, Line 2

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, December 20, 1963
09:00 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Colfax Street at Grand Trunk Western Railroad crossing, Griffith
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary

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   Lieutenant Texas Minter was killed in a railroad crossing accident as he drove to work on constructing the town's animal shelter.

   The patrol car he was driving slid on the icy pavement at the grade crossing, striking the second car of the train and was pronounced dead at the scene.

   Lieutenant Minter was survived by his wife.

Military Service

United States Army
World War II

Historical Note

Effective January 1, 2022, this incident location became part of North Township after having been part of Calumet Township since the Town of Griffith was incorporated in 1904.

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