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Chief of Police Charles W. Dimock | Towanda Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Towanda Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Chief of Police

Charles W. Dimock

Towanda Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Sunday, July 20, 1890

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 15 years

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Military veteran

Cause: Fall

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Chief of Police Charles Dimock died after falling from a railroad bridge while attempting to arrest a group of hobos who were riding on a Lehigh Valley Railroad freight train.

He had received word that 15 men were riding on the train by a railroad detective. The detective, Chief Dimock, and several other officers had gone to the railroad bridge outside of town and intercepted it. After removing seven people from the train Chief Dimock fell through a gap in the railroad ties on the bridge. He fell 36 feet to the rocks below and suffered a fatal back injury.

Chief Dimock was a Union Army veteran of the Civil War and had served with the Towanda Borough Police Department for 15 years.

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Chief Dimock,
On today, the 127th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the Union Army during the Civil War.


United States Border Patrol
July 20, 2017


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