Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Patrolman Oscar Christensen was shot and killed while investigating vandalism in the rail yards on the city's west side.
As a Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway detective was arresting some hobos, several shots were fired. When Patrolman Christensen approached, he was commanded by the railroad detective to halt and after failing to do so, he was struck by a bullet fired from the railroad detective's revolver and died a short time later.
The 36-year-old railroad detective was charged with manslaughter but was later acquitted by a jury.
Patrolman Christensen was survived by his wife.