Railroad Detective Charles A. Lowery, Jr.

Railroad Detective Charles A. Lowery, Jr.

Erie Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, April 10, 1919

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Charles A. Lowery, Jr.

Railroad Detective Charles Lowery was shot and killed in the Hazelton rail yards in Youngstown, Ohio, while he and another officer searched for boxcar thieves.

They were checking boxcars when they encountered two men. One of the men opened fire, killing Detective Lowery and wounding the other officer before escaping.

Two men matching their descriptions were arrested after being seen on an Erie Railroad train in Cleveland, Ohio, the following day.

Detective Lowery was survived by his wife. He was buried in Venango Cemetery in Crawford County, Pennsylvania.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Det. Lowery,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 10, 2019

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