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Special Agent Edwin C. Shane | Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Police Department, Railroad Police Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

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Edwin C. Shane

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

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 17, 1934

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Missouri

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1934

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Special Agents Edwin Shane and John Whitted were shot and killed in Bland, Missouri, while investigating a string of box car thefts.

Agent Shane had been dispatched to Bland from Kansas City and Agent Whitted had been dispatched from St. Louis. They began a walking inspection of an arriving train in the early morning hours when they surprised a group of four thieves.

The thieves opened fire on the agents and both were fatally wounded in the ensuing gun battle. Agent Shane fell to the ground while Agent Whitted's body was recovered from a boxcar after the train arrived in Eldon, Missouri.

The four men were arrested and charged with burglary. One of the four was also convicted of both murders and hanged on June 29, 1934.

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Special Agent John W. Whitted
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Police Department, Railroad Police
End of Watch: Tuesday, April 17, 1934
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace Special Agents E. C. Shane and J. W.Whitted. 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 corpse's of those responsible for your murders.

Amen

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas
April 18, 2016

 

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