Detective Elie D. Kreigh

Detective Elie D. Kreigh

Chicago and Alton Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Tuesday, April 3, 1888

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Elie D. Kreigh

Detective Elie Kreigh was shot and killed in Chicago, Illinois, while he and his partner attempted to arrest several tramps who were riding on the No. 18 Chicago and Alton freight train.

The shooting took place near the red bridge over Archer Avenue. Detective Kreigh's partner was shot and seriously wounded as well. The suspects fled the scene and it is unknown if they were ever apprehended.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Rest in Peace Detective Elie D. Kreigh. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderers.


Senior Special Agent B. L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police

April 3, 2016

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