Special Officer
Gerald W. Sibert
Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department
Thursday, October 5, 1922

Age: 21
Served: 3 months
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Military Service:
Not Included
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Struck by train
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, October 5, 1922
01:55 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
East of Anthony Boulevard, Fort Wayne
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Suspect Info:

Burial Location:
South Whitley Cemetery, South Whitley

   Special Officer Gerald Sibert was struck and killed by a switch engine in the railroad yards in Fort Wayne.

   While patrolling the yards, as he stepped away from one sets of tracks to avoid an oncoming train, he stepped into the path of a switch engine on an adjacent track that was backing up.

   Special Officer Sibert was survived by a sister, three brothers and parents. He is the third-youngest known law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in the state of Indiana.

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