Patrolman
Charles Rajchinetz
East Chicago Police Department
Thursday, August 1, 1918

Age: 33
Served: 6 years
Badge #:
Panel 7W, Line 11
Panel L17, Line 7

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, August 1, 1918
03:05 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
534 Chicago Avenue, East Chicago
Incident County:
Lake
Incident Township:
North
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
Never apprehended
Burial Place:
Holy Ghost Cemetery, Hammond

   Patrolman Charles Rajchinetz was shot and killed as he returned home while on duty.

   As he worked the night shift from 8:00 pm until 6:00 am, his movements were known to within six minutes of the time he was shot in front of his house.

   Station records showed he made his hourly report by telephone from a restaurant before leaving for his residence a block away in a taxicab.

   The only clue police had was that a green automobile with four occupants had been seen speeding away after the shooting. None of the suspects were ever apprehended.

   Patrolman Rajchinetz was survived by his wife and five children.



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