Veteransí Association

of the

Chicago & North Western Railway

 

Organized December 9, 1924

 

Fallen Chicago & North Western Ry. Police Officers

 

 

 

One of the more hazardous jobs on the railroad is that of Special Agent or Police Officer and many of these men have fallen in the line of duty.Fallen officers from all jurisdictions are honored on the Officer Down Memorial Page where these officers are listed by state.Railroad police are also shown.15 of them come from the Chicago & North Western Ry. and are listed on this page.†† Details of each incident can be had by clicking on the officerís name below.Of special interest is Officer Maurice Leahy, Uncle of Veteransí Association member John Leahy.Thanks to Kevin Leahy for letting us know about the Officer Down Memorial Page.

 

C&NW Officer

End of Watch

Cause of Death

 

 

 

Detective Dennis E. Riley

December 22, 1898

Gunfire

 

 

 

Police Officer Charles J. Dillon

November 10, 1901

Gunfire

 

 

 

Police Officer Edward L. Spielman

April 8, 1912

Gunfire

 

 

 

Police Officer John W. Camphouse

October 21, 1912

Gunfire

 

 

 

Special Agent Cornelius (Neil) Cross

January 21, 1917

Gunfire

 

 

 

Police Officer Hugh J. Ennis

March 28, 1921

Struck by train

 

 

 

Police Officer Maurice Leahy

Friday, July 29, 1921

Gunfire

 

 

 

Special Agent Louis A. Gustafson

September 27, 1921

Gunfire

 

 

 

Special Officer Robert G. Murray

Friday, October 14, 1921

Gunfire

 

 

 

Police Officer Allen F. Shoemaker

May 17, 1925

Gunfire

 

 

 

Special Agent Michael T. Murphy

Thursday, July 5, 1928

Gunfire

 

 

 

Special Agent Emmett B. Keen

December 27, 1929

Gunfire

 

 

 

Police Officer Nicholas J. Malambri

Sunday, January 11, 1931

Gunfire

 

 

 

Police Officer Glen R. Bright

Friday, November 16, 1973

Gunfire

 

 

 

Police Officer Charles L. (Chuck) Moeller

Sunday, December 9, 1979

Automobile accident

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted:06/16/09