Inspector Milton A. Rueck

Inspector Milton A. Rueck

Illinois Department of Conservation - Division of Law Enforcement, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, August 19, 1973

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Milton A. Rueck

Inspector Milton Rueck was killed when his vehicle was struck by a train at the Weldon Street railroad crossing in Roberts.

Inspector Rueck received a call at home Sunday morning advising him of pheasant poaching in the area. The accident occurred as he went to investigate the reports.

Inspector Rueck had served in law enforcement for 22 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and six grandchildren.


  • Age 73
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

investigation, poacher

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Inspector Rueck,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Illinois. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 19, 2023

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