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Chief of Police Samuel Cardwell died over a year after being struck by a vehicle while directing traffic at a college football game.
He suffered injuries to his leg while directing traffic after Indiana hosted Notre Dame in a loss at Memorial Stadium with 16,000 in attendance.
His injuries caused him to leave the police department and his health continued to decline until his death at Fletcher's Sanatorium over a year later.
Chief Cardwell was single and survived by a sister.
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