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

Age: 33
Served: 6 years
Badge #:
Military Service:
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 Info:
Never apprehended
Burial Location:
Holy Ghost Cemetery, Hammond

   Patrolman Charles Rajchinetz was shot to death in front of his home. The only clue the police had is that a green automobile with four occupants was seen speeding away.

   Patrolman Rajchinetz's movements are known up to within six minutes of the time he was shot. He was on the night shift from 8:00 pm until 6:00 am. Station records showed he made his hourly report by telephone from an East Chicago restaurant. He then left for home, a block away, in a taxicab. No suspects were ever apprehended.

   Patrolman Rajchinetz was survived by his wife and five children.