Hundreds Expected for Gary Officer’s Funeral

GARY, Ind. (AP): Organizers say they expect 600 to 1,000 law enforcement personnel to attend the funeral of a Gary police officer slain in the line of duty.
       The funeral for Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield is scheduled for Monday at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary. Besides the police officers from Indiana, Illinois and other states, organizers were expecting hundreds of others to attend the funeral.
       Westerfield was found shot to death July 6 on his 47th birthday. Police have a person of interest in custody, but charges haven't been filed yet in the shooting.
       Deputy Police Chief Larry McKinley says Westerfield was known to many as “the mayor of Black Oak'' for his work in the neighborhood on Gary's southwest side where he lived and patrolled.