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Railroad Detective Benjamin J. Koles | Grand Trunk Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Grand Trunk Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Detective

Benjamin J. Koles

Grand Trunk Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Monday, September 15, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Michigan

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Railroad Detective Benjamin Koles was shot and killed while patrolling the railroad yards near Lynch Road and Mt. Elliott Street in Detroit, Michigan.

A railroad employee located his body, which was suffering a gunshot wound to the abdomen, on a railroad truck.

Detective Koles was U.S. Navy veteran of WWI. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Detective Koles, thank you for your service in the Great War as well as in helping to protect one of America's greatest assets, it's railroads. We can only hope that your murderer(s) found true justice for the crime, if not in this life, then in the next.

I am glad to see you have been remembered and memorialized here on this magnificent site.

God Bless and may your eternal rest be and always remain peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
April 25, 2017

 

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