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Special Agent Elbert P. Mankin | Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis Police Department, Railroad Police Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent

Elbert P. Mankin

Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Friday, August 21, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Illinois

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Arrested

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Special Agent Elbert Mankin was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery along Old Cahokia Road, one mile east of Route 3, at Valley Junction in East St. Louis, Illinois.

He was parked along the railroad tracks when he observed several people outside of a vehicle parked nearby. Unbeknownst to Special Agent Mankin, six youths who had experienced a flat tire in their vehicle were being robbed by two men.

Special Agent Mankin drove up to the group and exited his vehicle. As he he turned on his flashlight one of the subjects opened fire on him, striking him once in the chest. Despite being mortally wounded he was able to return fire but did not strike either subject. Both men fled the scene.

One of the subjects was arrested by members of the Illinois Central Railroad Police the following week.

Special Agent Mankin had served with the Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Agent Mankin,
On today, 86th 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
August 21, 2017

 

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