Bio & Incident Details
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Detective Duane Winkelman was shot and killed while conducting a routine check of a rail yard in East St. Louis, Illinois.
During the check he and his partner observed a group of men stealing from a boxcar. Detective Winkelman chased one of the subjects through several neighborhood backyards and into the parking lot of a tavern in the Rush City neighborhood. The subject opened fire on him in the parking lot, striking him in the chest with a blast from a shotgun.
Detective Winkelman was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He had only served with the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Police Department for one month and had previously served with the Rock Island Railroad.