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Former Police Chief Passes Away

(La Porte, IN) - A former police chief in the city of La Porte has died.  Gene Samuelson, who passed away on January 1st, worked for the police department in La Porte for 25 years.  He was chief of police for six-years in the 1990’s. 


Gene Samuelson was 82 years young.


His son, Doug, was a police officer in Michigan City before retiring.  Samuelson also has two grandsons, Joshua and Jonathon, in law enforcement.


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