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Special Agent Henry L. Voiers | Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

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Henry L. Voiers

Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 13, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: West Virginia

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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Special Agent Henry Voiers was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who was riding aboard a coal train in Sharon, West Virginia. The suspect was well known in the area for bootlegging whiskey from Ohio into West Virginia aboard trains.

When Deputy Voiers attempted to arrest him he opened fire. Deputy Voiers returned fire until he was fatally wounded.

The suspect fled the area on foot. He was involved in a shootout with officers from the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Police and taken into custody two days later in Gallipolis, Ohio.

Deputy Voiers was a widower and was survived by several children.

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Thinking about you on the 100th anniversary of your death. Many thanks for serving in our country's law enforcement. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian
June 13, 2016

 

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