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Special Officer William E. Waers | Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Police Department, Railroad Police Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer

William E. Waers

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 11, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Kansas

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Special Officer William Waers was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary of coal cars in the rail yards in Herington, Kansas.

Officer Waers had been assigned to the rail yards to investigate the murders of nine people over the previous five years. During the investigation he interrupted the burglary and was shot. Two suspects were eventually apprehended.

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Thank you for your service Sir!

Maritime Security Officer Beverly Bowers
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January 11, 2017

 

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