Incident DetailsCause of Death:
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.