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

Incident to Death Duration:
17 days
Incident Location:
U.S. 30 and U.S. 41, Schererville
Incident County:
Lake
Incident Township:
St. John
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
None
Burial Place:
Saint Michael Cemetery, Schererville

   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 photographing a death scene 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 Redar was survived by his wife, two sons, two daughters, two brothers, sister and grandson.

Historical Note

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



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