July 7, 2014

Jeffrey Brady Westerfield - Law Enforcement - Indiana

Jeff Westerfield
Patrolman Jeffery Westerfield, age 47, died in the line of duty on July 6, 2014, in Gary, Indiana.

Jeffrey was a member of the Gary Police Department. He had 19 years of service.

He was sitting in his patrol car which was parked on a city street. He had been called to the area earlier but it is unknown if that call had anything to do with his death.

Just before 6:00 a.m., a citizen discovered the officer in his patrol car suffering from gunshot wounds. Multiple shell casings were found outside of the vehicle. The circumstances of his death have not been determined as of this posting. However, it is believed that he was ambushed by someone who came up to his vehicle and started shooting. 

Jeff was killed on his 47th birthday.  He was planning on getting married in August. 
Michael, Archangel, Patron
Saint of the Police, pray for
Jeff and for those who have
lost him

Several young men have been taken in for questioning.  No charges have been laid as of this posting. 

The Gary Police Department is in mourning over the death of their brother. He is described as a happy family man who loved his job. He will be forever remembered. 

Jeff was a Veteran.  He had served in Operation Desert Storm.

Friends said that Jeffrey was a beloved member of the community.

Jeff's loved ones are devastated over his senseless and tragic death. His fiancée, Denise, describes Jeff as a wonderful man with a heart of gold.  He cared about his community. He'd help anybody.  
He will be forever mourned.  

He and Denise were into motorcycles.

Jeff is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his four daughters and his fiancée, Denise Cather, and her five children.

Thank you for your service to the public, Jeff.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

God save us from the Lost Ones who bring death to strangers.  They are killing us, Father.

Pray that Jeff is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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