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.


  • 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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