Lieutenant Stillman A. Danforth

Lieutenant Stillman A. Danforth

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, June 8, 1893

Stillman A. Danforth

Lieutenant Stillman Danforth was struck and killed by a Rock Island Railroad train at he 60th Street crossing at LaSalle Street. He had avoided a switch engine that was running on the track but did not notice the southbound train, and was struck when stepped in its path.

Lieutenant Danforth had served in law enforcement for eight years. He had held the rank of Captain with the Lake Township Police Department until the town was annexed by the city of Chicago in 1889. He was assigned to the Hegewisch Station.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Lt. Danforth,
On today, the 123rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.


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June 8, 2016

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