Detective Walter Mark Abell

Detective Walter Mark Abell

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

End of Watch Thursday, August 2, 1928

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Walter Mark Abell

Detective Walter Abell was struck and killed by a train at about 11:40 pm along the railroad's right of way at E 30th Street in Cleveland, Ohio.

Several witnesses stated they had seen Detective Abell speaking to two men before being struck and investigators speculated he may have been pushed into the path of the train.

Detective Abell was survived by his parents and three sisters.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Ohio

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