Detective Charles Russell Ladd

Detective Charles Russell Ladd

New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Monday, September 21, 1931

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Charles Russell Ladd

Detective Charles Ladd was crushed between two freight cars in the Nickel Plate yards in Lima, Ohio.

He had been called to the yards to investigate reports of a suspicious person. He was chasing the man when he attempted to cross the tracks between freight cars. The cars buckled and he was crushed between them.

Detective Ladd was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI and had served in law enforcement for three years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Ohio
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

foot pursuit, suspicious person, trespasser

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