Detective Charles William Bound

Detective Charles William Bound

Erie Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Saturday, August 27, 1927

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Charles William Bound

Detective Charles Bound was shot and killed on an Erie Railroad freight train near East 93rd Street and Union Avenue in Cleveland.

He was attempting to remove the two men from the train when one of them opened fire on him, shooting him in the head. He was unaware that they had committed an armed robbery in the area earlier that evening.

Detective Bound was transported to Saint Alexis Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The two men fled the scene but were arrested and charged with Detective Bound's murder.

Detective Bound was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Erie Railroad Police Department for over eight years and had previously served with the Cleveland Police Department for six years. While with the Cleveland Police Department, he was a member of the first Cleveland Police Motorcycle Unit. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and daughter.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

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


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Rest in peace knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

August 27, 2020

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