Detective Charles A. Ralston

Detective Charles A. Ralston

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

End of Watch Monday, February 18, 1924

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Charles A. Ralston

Detective Charles Ralston was struck and killed by a string of seven freight cars being shunted in the Nickel Plate railroad yards at the foot of Tifft Street in Buffalo, New York.

He was patrolling the railroad yards when he was struck by the cars. Other railroad employees found his body after the string of cars had passed by.

Detective Ralston was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location New York

foot patrol

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Det. Ralston,
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.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 18, 2024

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