Lieutenant
Texas O. 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:
Lake
Incident Township:
Calumet
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
None
Burial Place:
Ridgelawn Cemetery, Gary

   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 and was struck by an approaching train.

   Lieutenant Minter was survived by his wife.




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