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Special Officer Charles Eckert | Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer

Charles Eckert

Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Thursday, January 10, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Illinois

Incident Date: 1/6/1918

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Special Officer Charles Eckert succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained four days earlier when he was shot in the Louisville and Nashville Railroad yards in East St. Louis, Illinois.

He was shot after stopping two men who were stealing coal from the railroad yards. The subject who shot him fled the scene. He was arrested in Trenton, Kentucky, by another railroad detective following an intensive eight month investigation spanning several states. The man was convicted of Special Officer Eckert's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

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Rest in Peace Special Officer Charles Eckert. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice keeping Americas Steel Roadways safe.

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

I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at your murderers flesh.

Amen

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX
January 11, 2016

 

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