Chief of Police
Samuel Perry Cardwell
Bloomington Police Department
Monday, December 24, 1928

Age: 58
Served: 2 years
Badge #:
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Struck by vehicle
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, October 22, 1927

Incident to Death Duration:
1 year, 63 days
Incident Location:
14th and Walnut streets, Bloomington
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Burial Place:
Clear Creek Cemetery, Clear Creek

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   Chief of Police Samuel Cardwell died over a year after being struck by a vehicle while directing traffic at a college football game.

   He suffered injuries to his leg while directing traffic after Indiana hosted Notre Dame in a loss at Memorial Stadium with 16,000 in attendance.

   His injuries caused him to leave the police department and his health continued to decline until his death at Fletcher's Sanatorium over a year later.

   Chief of Police Cardwell was single and survived by a sister.

Military Service

United States Army
Spanish–American War
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This officer, discovered in 2008, has not been submitted for consideration as an eligible line of duty death to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund by the Bloomington Police Department.

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