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Railroad Detective Charles Frederick Silversides | Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective

Charles Frederick Silversides

Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Monday, July 12, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

Location: Indiana

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Railroad Detective Charles Silversides was killed after accidentally falling between two train cars near Holmesville, Indiana.

He was guarding freight train No. B.A.4, which was transporting a load of copper from Chicago, Illinois. A group of tramps had boarded the train at Chicago and had given Detective Silversides trouble as he attempted to eject them from the train several times. As the train pulled away from the Otis, Indiana, railroad yards Detective Silversides he advised the conductor he was going to go get the group and bring them back to the caboose.

As he attempted to make his way to the tramps he fell from the train and was run over. The train crew discovered he was missing when they arrived at South Bend, Indiana. Another train crew was notified and located his body in Holmesville.

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Det. Silverside,
On today, the 108th 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
July 12, 2017

 

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