Detective Lieutenant Elijah Newton Boileau

Detective Lieutenant Elijah Newton Boileau

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Wednesday, February 24, 1915

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Elijah Newton Boileau

Detective Lieutenant E. Newton Boileau was shot and killed in the Baltimore and Ohio Southwestern Railroad yards in Camp Washington, Ohio, when he discovered several hobos in a railroad box car near Arlington Street.

It is believed that the subjects shot him as they hid in the train car, causing a fatal wound. His service pistol was found un-fired inside of his overcoat. A train crew found Detective Boileau's body approximately 15 minutes after a railroad worker heard the gunshot.

Several subjects believed to have been in the boxcar were arrested, but it is not known if anyone was ever charged with Lieutenant Boileau's murder.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Ohio
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Detective LT Boileau, you are my great grandfather! Even though I never met you I feel I know your passion for what is right. Thank you for your service. I will meet you one day. Linda F. Boileau

Linda F. Boileau
I am his great granddaughter. His son, Harvey Boileau , is my grandfat

August 21, 2017

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