Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Chief of Police 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 of Police Blemker was widowed and survived by his son, daughter, three grandchildren and sister.