Railroad Detective
Jesse Shisler
Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department
Monday, October 16, 1899

Age: 28
Served: 1 month, 2 weeks
Badge #:
Not Included
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Struck by train
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, October 16, 1899
05:03 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
East of Walton Avenue, Fort Wayne
Incident County:
Allen
Incident Township:
Wayne
Weapon Used:

Suspect Disposition:

Burial Place:
Linwood Cemetery,
Traverse City, Michigan

   Railroad Detective Jesse Shisler was struck and killed by an express train in the eastern railroad yards in Fort Wayne.

   It is believed that he was checking a freight train that was stopped in the yards and that he was struck by the second train as he stepped from between two cars. His body was found later in the morning.

   Detective Shisler was survived by his wife, daughter, mother and brother.


The responsibilities of the Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department (1846–1968) are now under the jurisdiction of the Norfolk Southern Railway Police Department.

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This officer has not been submitted for consideration as an eligible line of duty death by the Norfolk Southern Railway Police Department to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

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