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Night Watchman William Lewis | Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Night Watchman

William Lewis

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Friday, June 28, 1895

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 9 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Ohio

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Never charged

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Night Watchman William Lewis was shot and killed in the Pennsylvania Railroad yards at the Little Miami Depot in Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was walking the tracks at approximately 8:30 pm when he was shot several times by two men, who then fled on foot. The men remained at large for two years until two men were identified as suspects after a brother of one of the men informed detectives of the crime. Detectives were unable to collect enough evidence to prosecute either man.

Watchman Lewis had served with the Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department for nine months. He was survived by his mother, brother, and three sisters.

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Rest in Peace Agent William Lewis. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's Steel Roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
June 28, 2016


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