Railroad Detective Charles Henry Roeder

Railroad Detective Charles Henry Roeder

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, May 30, 1924

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Charles Henry Roeder

Railroad Detective Charles Roeder was killed in a train derailment at the McCalla & Co. steel plant in the 1300 block of Beach Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The engine jumped the track and crashed through the wall of the plant, causing part of the building to collapse. Detective Roeder and a freight conductor were killed and the engineer was seriously injured.

Detective Roeder had served with the Pennsylvania Railroad for more than four years.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Train accident
  • Location Pennsylvania

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We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without honoring our heroes of the past, Your heroism and service is honored today, the 97th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 12, 2021

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