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Trooper Eugene Teague | Indiana State Police, Indiana Indiana State Police, Indiana

Trooper

Eugene Teague

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 20, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Illinois

Incident Date: 12/20/1933

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: The Dillinger Gang

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Trooper Eugene Teague was shot and killed while trying to arrest a member of the Dillinger Gang after receiving a tip that the member would be at the Frances Hotel in Paris located in Edgar County, Illinois.

Waiting nearby in his patrol car and upon the arrival of the suspect and two female accomplices at about 11:00 am, Trooper Teague struck their car with his patrol car. A gunbattle ensued as they attempted to escape and Trooper Teague was fatally wounded.

Trooper Teague had served with the Indiana State Police for only six months and was assigned to the Headquarters post.

Led by John Dillinger, the Dillinger Gang was a notorious group of Midwest bank robbers. Associates of the gang were responsible for the fatal shootings of 13 law enforcement officers in 1933 and 1934.

Two infamous members of the gang, John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson, were shot and killed by law enforcement officers in separate incidents.

The other gang members were either murdered by criminals, shot and killed by law enforcement officers, executed for their crimes, or sentenced to time in prison.

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Rest in Peace, Trooper Teague. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
March 13, 2013

 

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