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Railroad Detective Philip Kelley | Wabash Railway Police Department, Railroad Police Wabash Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective

Philip Kelley

Wabash Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Sunday, April 28, 1912

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 24 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

Location: Ohio

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Railroad Detective Philip Kelley was struck and killed by a freight train in the rail yards in Toledo, Ohio. He had been checking the seals on freight cars that were being prepared to shipment.

As he finished checking the seals, the train started pulling away so he stepped back to let it pass. As he started to walk across the yard he was struck by set of freight cars that were being moved through the yard.

Detective Kelley had served in law enforcement for 24 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Rest in Peace Detective Philip Kelly. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers

Amen

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas
April 28, 2016

 

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