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

Age: 33
Served: 6 years
Badge #: 13
Panel 7W, Line 11
Panel L17, Line 7

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
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:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Never apprehended
Burial Place:
Holy Ghost Cemetery, Hammond

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   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, son, four daughters and parents.

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