Patrolman Eugene A. Gurganus

Patrolman Eugene A. Gurganus

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, October 17, 1935

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Eugene A. Gurganus

Patrolman Eugene Gurganus was shot and killed by a tramp while patrolling the railroad tracks in Maple Heights, Ohio.

The suspect, 26, was arrested, convicted of murder, and executed in Ohio's electric chair on December 4, 1936.

Patrolman Gurganus was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Ohio
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 16, 1935
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1936

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Brother, it's now been 84 years since your murder. You have not and will not be forgotten.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

October 17, 2019

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