Detective Duane Dean Winkelman

Detective Duane Dean Winkelman

Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, December 28, 1972

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Duane Dean Winkelman

Detective Duane Winkelman was shot and killed while conducting a routine check of a rail yard in East St. Louis, Illinois.

During the check he and his partner observed a group of men stealing from a boxcar. Detective Winkelman chased one of the subjects through several neighborhood backyards and into the parking lot of a tavern in the Rush City neighborhood. The subject opened fire on him in the parking lot, striking him in the chest with a blast from a shotgun.

Detective Winkelman was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He had only served with the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Police Department for one month and had previously served with the Rock Island Railroad.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Illinois
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Detective Winkelman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 10, 2019

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