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Special Officer Charles E. Dillon | Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer

Charles E. Dillon

Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Thursday, November 20, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Illinois

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Charles Dillon was shot and killed while arresting a railroad employee who had been stealing merchandise at 2:30 am from the rail yard on California Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

An employee had informed Officer Dillon that a seal had been broken on one of the freight cars. After inspecting the car Officer Dillon hid underneath it to wait for the suspect to return. When the man returned Officer Dillon grabbed him from behind and told him he was under arrest.

When the man turned around he shot Officer Dillon in the head, killing him. He then shot him in the head three more times before fleeing. He was arrested a short time later and confessed to the murder. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Dillon was survived by his wife, son, mother and four brothers.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 109th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace



Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
November 20, 2011

 

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