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Detective Frank McCaskey | The Belt Railway Company of Chicago Police Department, Railroad Police The Belt Railway Company of Chicago Police Department, Railroad Police

Detective

Frank McCaskey

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 2, 1918

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: Not available

Badge # 44

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Location: Illinois

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Detective Frank McCaskey was accidentally shot and killed by another railroad police officer in a case of mistaken identity.

He and the other officer were both searching the Clearing Yards, in Bedford Park, Illinois, for thieves when the other officer mistook him for a thief and opened fire in the darkness. Not realizing he had shot anyone, the other officer went home at the end of his shift. He turned himself in later in the day after reading in the newspaper that Detective McCaskey had been been fatally shot.

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Rest in Peace Detective Frank McCaskey. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

Senior Special Agent B. L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police
April 2, 2016

 

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