Detective Joseph E. Essington

Detective Joseph E. Essington

Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Monday, November 12, 1923

Joseph E. Essington

Detective Joseph Essington was struck and killed by a train in the Big Four Railroad yards in South Anderson, Indiana.

He was patrolling the yards when he accidentally stepped into the patch of a switch engine that was backing up with a string of cars. It is believed that he did not hear the engine due to the noise in the rail yard. His body was found later in the morning by a railroad employee.

Detective Essington had served with the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Police Department for only one year. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Indiana

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Det. Essington,
On today, the 94th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 12, 2017

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