Chief of Police
Peter George Redar
Schererville Police Department
Tuesday, August 4, 1964

Age: 68
Served: 37 years
Badge #:
Panel 58E, Line 22
Panel L10, Line 10

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Automobile accident
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, July 18, 1964
02:15 am
Incident to Death Duration:
17 days
Incident Location:
U.S. 30 and U.S. 41, Schererville
Incident County:
Incident Township:
St. John
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Saint Michael Cemetery, Schererville

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   Chief of Police Peter Redar died from injuries he suffered over two weeks earlier after being involved in a two-vehicle accident.

   As he was returning from taking photographs at a death investigation and stopped at an intersection, a semitrailer jack-knifed on the slippery pavement and struck his patrol car.

   He was transported to St. Margaret Hospital in Hammond where he died of his injuries over two weeks later.

   Chief of Police Redar was survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, two brothers, sister and grandson.

Military Service

United States Army
World War I

Historical Note

• Chief Redar is the third-longest serving known officer killed in the line of duty in Indiana.

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