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Special Agent Ralph Robinson | Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Police Department, Railroad Police Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent

Ralph Robinson

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

End of Watch: Wednesday, March 31, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not availa

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Special Agent Ralph Robinson was shot and killed while confronting coal thieves on a train near the Rock Island yards in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, shortly after 1:00 a.m.

It is believed that he had placed at least one burglar under arrest and was walking him to the police station when he was shot by another gunman. Agent Robinson was shot three times with a .38 caliber handgun and his body was found in the morning by a railroad employee. 112 people were taken into custody the following day during a massive search for the killers.

The suspect was eventually arrested after fleeing to Texas from Oklahoma. The suspect bragged to a girlfriend that he had killed a railroad agent in Oklahoma. When the girlfriend's father learned of the murder he alerted Texas authorities who arrested the suspect and returned him to Oklahoma.

Agent Robinson was employed by the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Police Department for about one year, and was survived by his wife and child.

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Rest in Peace Special Agent Ralph Robinson. Thank You for your Brave Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

90 years have passed since your murder. I am sure that all your loved ones have passed too. So today I will say a prayer for all those departed souls who have so bravely walked into the light.

I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderers! May they receive no mercy from their pain and suffering!

Amen.

Sr. Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police
March 31, 2016

 

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