Warsaw Police captain died early Tuesday

Warsaw Police Captain Clay Layne died unexpectedly Tuesday morning.

Captain Layne had a medical emergency on October 11 and he was taken to a local hospital, then a hospital in Fort Wayne.

He died at 2:06 a.m. Tuesday at the Fort Wayne hospital.

Numerous law enforcement officers escorted the captain from Fort Wayne to a local funeral home.

Captain Layne began working with the department on May 6, 1995. He was promoted to sergeant in 2008 and captain in 2020.

During his law enforcement career, Captain Layne has been a field training coordinator and commander, a Sig Sauer and AR-15 armorer, firearms, and chemical munitions instructor, Warsaw Dive Team member, and team commander of the Warsaw Emergency Response Team. Layne’s service also included serving eight years in the Indiana Army National Guard as a squad leader.

Captain Layne leaves behind his wife, Sandra, and daughters, Allison and Brooklyn.

A public viewing will take place prior to Captain Layne's funeral from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday at the Warsaw Community Church, 1855 South County Farm Road. The funeral will then begin at 1 p.m.

The Warsaw Police Department will release a procession route to the public once it is determined.

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