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Patrolman William Sleeth | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

William Sleeth

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 9, 1894

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

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Patrolman William Sleeth was struck and killed by a Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad in the area of East 94th Street and South Commercial Avenue.

His left leg was severed as a result of being struck by the engine as he attempted to board a train moving in the opposite direction. He was taken to a nearby house where he died approximately 90 minutes later.

Patrolman Sleeth was assigned to the South Chicago Station was survived by his wife.

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