Special Officer Charles E. Chitwood

Special Officer Charles E. Chitwood

St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Monday, July 26, 1920

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Charles E. Chitwood

Special Officer Charles Chitwood was shot and killed in the rail yards between Cincinnati Avenue and Detroit Avenue, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He was shot when he caught a man stealing produce from a boxcar and attempted to arrest him. The subject jumped onto a passing train that was leaving the city. It is not known if he was ever captured.

Officer Chitwood was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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

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Rest in Peace Special Officer Charles E. Chitwood. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the soul of your murderer. May his screams of anguish rise up from the grave as he is consumed in the lake of fire.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 24, 2016

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