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

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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

December 11, 2016

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