Railroad Detective Charles George Nolan, Sr.

Railroad Detective Charles George Nolan, Sr.

Grand Trunk Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Tuesday, May 13, 1924

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Charles George Nolan, Sr.

Detective Nolan was shot and killed in Detroit, Michigan, by what was believed to be a gang of box-car thieves responsible for a substantial amount of thefts. After Detective Nolan's body was found an investigation showed that he was shot with his own weapon.
Detective Nolan was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Michigan
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Case never solved

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Det. Nolan,
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.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 13, 2024

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