Special Agent Alexander Lang

Special Agent Alexander Lang

The Belt Railway Company of Chicago Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, September 17, 1922

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Alexander Lang

Special Agent Alexander Lang was shot and killed along the railroad tracks near the intersection of 48th Avenue and West 83rd Street while attempting to arrest several men trespassing near boxcars.

There was an active worker's strike at the time and Special Agent Lang had received several threats after being active in arresting trespassers. As he attempted to arrest the three men one of them shot him with a shotgun, killing him.

Two of the men were arrested and charged with murder.

Special Agent Lang was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 59
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Illinois
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Arrested

trespasser, strike

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Agent Lang,
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.


United States Border Patrol

September 17, 2022

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