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Railroad Policeman Henry Talcott | Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Policeman

Henry Talcott

Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Friday, April 14, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Iowa

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Pardoned in 1925

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Policeman Talcott and Policeman Jake Frith were shot and killed at about 2:15 am while trying to remove three tramps from a coach car in the railroad yards at 19th Street in Dubuque, Iowa. A violent struggle took place inside of the car and both officers were mortally wounded. Policeman Frith was shot in the neck and back and Policeman Talcott was shot above the left eye.

Two suspects were captured a short time later. Both were convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to life in Anamosa Penitentiary. Both were pardoned by Governor Nathan E. Kendall January 10, 1925.

The third suspect fled to San Francisco where he boarded a ship destined for Australia. He was never captured.

Policeman Talcott was survived by his wife and four children.

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Railroad Policeman Jake Frith
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police
End of Watch: Friday, April 14, 1893
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace Officers Talcott and Frith. Thank You both for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the rotting corpses of your murderers. May their souls know no peace. May the flames of hell forever scorch their souls.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas
April 19, 2016

 

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