Trooper
Eugene Orville Teague
Indiana State Police
Wednesday, December 20, 1933

Age: 24
Served: 6 months
Badge #:
Panel 45E, Line 15
Panel L33, Line 8

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire (Accidental)
Date/Time of Incident:
Wednesday, December 20, 1933
11:00 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
118 East Court Street, Paris, Illinois
Incident County:
Edgar
Incident Township:
Paris
Weapon Used:
Officer's handgun
Suspect Disposition:
None
Burial Place:
Washington Park Cemetery East, Indianapolis

   Trooper Eugene Teague was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a member of the Dillinger Gang after receiving a tip that he would be at the France Hotel in Paris, Illinois.

   Upon the arrival of the suspect and two female accomplices, Trooper Teague struck their vehicle with his patrol car from where he was parked nearby.

   As the suspects attempted to flee in their vehicle, a gunbattle ensued with officers. He was accidentally struck in the back of the head by crossfire from another officer's revolver and died a short time later.

   Trooper Teague, from Indianapolis, was assigned to General Headquarters. He was survived by his parents.

Historical Notes

• Trooper Teague is one of six Indiana line of duty death incidents that occurred in another state.
• The Dillinger Gang were involved in the line of duty deaths of five Indiana officers:
East Chicago Patrolman William Patrick O'Malley – January 15, 1934
East Chicago Patrolman Francis Lloyd Mulvihill – May 24, 1934
East Chicago Patrolman Martin J. O'Brien – May 24, 1934
South Bend Patrolman Howard C. Wagner – June 30, 1934



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