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Detective Sergeant Ambrose Banta | Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Detective Sergeant

Ambrose Banta

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Thursday, October 20, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

Location: Indiana

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Detective Sergeant Ambrose Banta was struck and killed by a train at the North Belmont Avenue crossing in Indianapolis, Indiana.

He was patrolling the tracks when he was struck by the switch engine that was backing up.

Sergeant Ambrose had served with the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Police Department for a short time and had previously served two terms as the elected sheriff of Fountain County, Indiana. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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Brother, thank you for helping to protect one of America's greatest assets, it's railroads. You gave so much of your life to law enforcement and the job took that life. God Bless you and all you left behind. I hope your descendants know of your sacrifice and honor your memory.

May your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
May 21, 2017

 

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