Special Officer Charles Eckert

Special Officer Charles Eckert

Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, January 10, 1918

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Charles Eckert

Special Officer Charles Eckert succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained four days earlier when he was shot in the Louisville and Nashville Railroad yards in East St. Louis, Illinois.

He was shot after stopping two men who were stealing coal from the railroad yards. The subject who shot him fled the scene. He was arrested in Trenton, Kentucky, by another railroad detective following an intensive eight month investigation spanning several states. The 37-year-old man was convicted of Special Officer Eckert's murder and sentenced to life in prison. He was released on February 20, 1953.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Illinois
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 6, 1918
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Released in 1953

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On the centennial anniversary of your death, we salute Officer Charles Eckert for his service and his sacrifice.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

January 10, 2018

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