Police Officer Orren N. Shelmadine

Police Officer Orren N. Shelmadine

Elkhart Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, February 9, 1920

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Orren N. Shelmadine

Police Officer Orren Shelmadine was struck by a train while walking across the tracks at a railroad crossing near a passenger station.

Witnesses testified that Officer Shelmadine did not hear the train approaching from the east as he was looking towards the passenger station to the west. He was unable to clear the crossing in time and was dragged approximately 300 feet.

Officer Shelmadine had served with the Elkhart Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage, sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 9, 2020

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