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Special Agent Oran M. Diemer | Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent

Oran M. Diemer

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 12, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Missouri

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Special Agent Oran Diemer was shot and killed in Hannibal, Missouri, while he and another railroad detective arrested a man for trespassing on a freight train.

They encountered the man in one of the train's boxcars while it was in transit. He requested to be allowed to purchase a ticket when they arrived at the next city and the detectives stated they would allow him to per the company's policy. When the train slowed as it entered Hannibal the man suddenly produced a handgun and shot Special Agent Diemer in the forehead, killing him. He then shot the second detective several times before jumping from the train near the Main Street crossing.

Despite his wounds, the wounded detective jumped from the train and returned fire at the subject as he fled.

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Agent Diemer,
On today, the 100th 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
September 12, 2017

 

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