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The McCord Park sundial is dedicated to a local police officer, William Whitfield, 37, who was the first African American police officer killed in the line of duty in Indianapolis. There is speculation that the shooting was racially motivated and not a random act of violence, since Officer Whitfield had only recently been assigned to work the white neighborhood around College and Fairfield in plainclothes–the first-ever black officer to do so. His death remained virtually unpublished at the
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