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Reward Offered for Info in Death of Gary Police Officer

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Lake County Sheriff John Buncich announced today that a ten-thousand dollar reward is being offered for any information leading to the conviction of a suspect or suspects in the fatal shooting of Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield. Westerfield, who turned 47 Sunday, was found dead inside his patrol car at 26th and Van Buren Sunday morning. Indiana Governor Mike Pence met with Westerfield's family Tuesday and has declared an official period of mourning to honor the loss of three Indiana police officers killed in the line of duty in the course of one week.
According to Gary Police, visitation for Westerfield is Sunday at the Genesis Convention Center, and his funeral will be Monday, also at the Genesis Convention Center. A memorial account to accept donations for Officer Westerfield's family has been established through Gary FOP Lodge 61 at BMO Harris Bank.
Anyone not able to locate a BMO Harris near them can mail donations to:
Gary FOP Lodge 61
Attn: Jeff Westerfield Memorial Fund
PO Box 64762
Gary, Indiana 46401


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