Railroad Detective Edward B. Stanton

Railroad Detective Edward B. Stanton

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Saturday, September 5, 1908

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Edward B. Stanton

Railroad Detective Edward Stanton was shot and killed in Cleveland, Ohio, when he interrupted several men who were attempting to break into a boxcar near the Davenport Avenue Station.

Detective Stanton fired a warning shot into the air when the two men began to run. One of them then turned around and shot him. He was taken to Lakeside Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds while undergoing surgery.

Two suspects were arrested and held for investigation in connection to his murder.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Ohio
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

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Det. Stanton,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.


United States Border Patrol

September 5, 2018

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