Railroad Detective Benjamin J. Koles

Railroad Detective Benjamin J. Koles

Grand Trunk Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Monday, September 15, 1930

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Benjamin J. Koles

Railroad Detective Benjamin Koles was shot and killed while patrolling the railroad yards near Lynch Road and Mt. Elliott Street in Detroit, Michigan.

A railroad employee located his body, which was suffering a gunshot wound to the abdomen, on a railroad truck.

Detective Koles was U.S. Navy veteran of WWI. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 15, 2020

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