Lieutenant Samuel C. Marquardt

Lieutenant Samuel C. Marquardt

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, May 15, 1917

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Samuel C. Marquardt

Lieutenant Marquardt was struck and killed by a train while conducting a training exercise on Seven Mile Road near Mt. Elliott Street.

He and ten other officers were conducting training exercises with new department motorcycles when the accident occurred.

Lieutenant Marquardt served with the Detroit Police Department for less than eight years. He was the nephew of Police Superindentent Ernest Marquardt.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 7 years, 9 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train


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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 15, 2015

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