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

Age: 58
Served: 2 years
Badge #:
Not Included
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Struck by vehicle
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, December 1, 1927

Incident to Death Duration:
1 year, 23 days
Incident Location:

Incident County:
Monroe
Incident Township:
Bloomington
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
None
Burial Place:
Clear Creek Cemetery, Clear Creek

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

   His injuries caused him to leave the police department and his health continued to decline until his death.

   Chief Cardwell was survived by his two sisters.

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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