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 and Special Officer Daniel Brassell were shot and killed in Chicago, Illinois, while they attempted to arrest several tramps who were riding on the Chicago and Alton No. 18 freight train.

The shooting took place near the red bridge over Archer Avenue. Detective Kreigh died instantly. Officer Brassell was taken to a local hospital where he died on April 17th, 1888, after developing blood poisoning from his wounds.

One subject was apprehended and charged with murder.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Illinois
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder


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Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 22, 2020

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