Patrolman Paul L. Slizik

Patrolman Paul L. Slizik

Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, January 9, 1938

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Paul L. Slizik

Patrolman Paul Slizik died after being crushed by a freight elevator at the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad's central warehouse on Smithfield Street in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He was making his rounds inside of the warehouse when the accident occurred at about 8:55 pm.

Patrolman Slizik had served with the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad Police Department for about two months. He was survived by his wife, 2-week-old son, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental
  • Location Pennsylvania

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Patrolman Slizik,
On today, the 86th 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)

January 9, 2024

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