Trooper Arthur Paul Goetting

Trooper Arthur Paul Goetting

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, February 4, 1951

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Arthur Paul Goetting

Trooper Arthur Goetting was killed when his patrol car struck the engine of an Illinois Central Railroad passenger train at the Peter's Station crossing on Route 157 in Madison County.

His patrol car became stuck between the two engines and was dragged 15-feet before being knocked loose by a switch standard.

Trooper Goetting was killed on his one-year anniversary with the Illinois State Police and was assigned to District 11. Trooper Goetting was a WWII veteran and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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The Illinois State Police lives forever, and since you were an Illinois State Trooper YOU will live forever. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Trooper A.M. Unal
Illinois State Police

April 19, 2020

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