Services begin for slain Gary police officer

An ambulance takes away one of the suspects in the shooting death of veteran Gary Police officer Jeff Westerfield in Gary, Ind., Sunday, July 6, 2014. The officer was found dead in his car Sunday morning. (AP Photo/The Times, John J. Watkins)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The community of Gary, Indiana will come together to honor a police officer killed in the line of duty.

Authorities said Officer Jeffery Westerfield was shot to death in his patrol car last Sunday morning, on his 47 birthday.

The visitation is Sunday from 2-8 p.m. at the Genesis Convention Center. His funeral service is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. Monday at the same place.

A $10,000 reward is now being offered for information connected to his death. Police have a person of interest in custody, but no arrests have been made.

Westerfield is one of three officers killed in Indiana in the line of duty. This week Tipton County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Calvin was laid to rest. The 31-year-old died when he lost control of his car last week on a rural road, while responding to a call.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Officer Perry Renn who was killed in a shootout last weekend, was laid to rest on Friday.


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