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Detective Lieutenant Elijah Newton Boileau | Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Detective Lieutenant

Elijah Newton Boileau

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 24, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Ohio

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Detective Lieutenant E. Newton Boileau was shot and killed in the Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railroad yards in Camp Washington, Ohio, when he discovered several hobos in a railroad box car near Arlington Street.

It is believed that the subjects shot him as they hid in the train car, causing a fatal wound. His service pistol was found un-fired inside of his overcoat. A train crew found Detective Boileau's body approximately 15 minutes after a railroad worker heard the gunshot.

Several subjects believed to have been in the boxcar were arrested, but it is not known if anyone was ever charged with Lieutenant Boileau's murder.

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Det. Lt. Boileau,
Sir, it has taken over 101 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
August 22, 2016

 

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