Special Deputy Sheriff
Charles Edward McKinney
Lake County Sheriff's Department
Wednesday, March 21, 1984

Age: 51
Served: 10 years
Badge #:
Not Included
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Wednesday, March 21, 1984
06:00 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
3757 West 21st Avenue, Gary
Incident County:
Lake
Incident Township:
Calumet
Weapon Used:
Handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Never apprehended
Burial Place:
Oak Hill Cemetery, Gary

   Special Deputy Sheriff Charles McKinney was shot and killed during an attempted robbery in front of the Alain L. Locke Elementary School in Gary.

   As he was in plainclothes outside the school, two subjects approached him on foot before one man shot him once in the head. Special Deputy McKinney was pronounced dead at the scene.

   The suspects entered a nearby vehicle and drove away after taking his service weapon and wallet, and have never been apprehended.

   Special Deputy Sheriff McKinney had served as a security officer with the Gary Community School Corporation and was survived by his wife.

Military Service


United States Navy
Korean War

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This officer, discovered in 2020, has not been submitted for consideration as an eligible line of duty death to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund by the Lake County Sheriff's Department.

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