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Railroad Detective Oscar R. Spatch | Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Police, Railroad Police Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Police, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective

Oscar R. Spatch

Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Police, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 21, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Kentucky

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Railroad Detective Oscar Spatch was shot and killed in Boyle County, Kentucky, while protecting a train during a worker's strike.

The train was being operated by strike-breakers and had stopped for water approximately one mile north of Junction City. As the engineer filled the train's boiler Detective Spatch was shot by a man from ambush and killed instantly.

The engineer and train's fireman immediately loaded Detective Spatch's body into the engine, decoupled it from the freight cars, and immediately took him to Danville.

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Det. Spatch,
On today, the 102nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
March 21, 2014

 

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