Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Railroad Detective Benjamin Earl "Red" Gaughenbaugh

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, July 4, 1935

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Reflections for Railroad Detective Benjamin Earl "Red" Gaughenbaugh

Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 4, 2020

Rest in Peace Detective Benjamin (Red) Gaughenbaugh Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum who was the cause of your death forever burn in the lake of fire.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 6, 2016

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

July 13, 2015

Your service to two nations is honored here and I thank you for both.

Railroad Police agencies seem to be slowly becoming a thing of the past, which is a travesty. For all of those who still serve to protect one of the main things that made America what it is today, and for all who preceded them, we, as a nation, owe our thanks.

God Bless you Detective and may you eternally Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 4, 2015

To fully honor our heroes of the present, we must
recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

December 28, 2012

Det. Gaughenbaugh,
On today, the 72nd anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a police officer, but also for your service in the Canadian Army during World War I.



July 4, 2007

Far too often railroad police officers are not noticed or not acknowledged. I am glad to see Railroad Detective Gaughenbaugh honored here. Justice may be blind, but these officers are the healthy eyes of the rails. God bless Benjamin Earl "Red" Gaughenbaugh, and his fellow high-iron officers for their work and countless sacrifices.

EMT M.J. Ryan
Railroad Enthusiast & NJ EMT

December 7, 2006

Rest in peace blue angel.

S. Yates
Concerned citizen

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