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Resided: OH, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Apr. 30, 1919
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 28 yrs. of age
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Dept: Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Dept.
OH   USA
Dept. Type: Federal/Police
Hero's Rank: Detective
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Detective Slavens was a widower who wife died only 11 months earlier.

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Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   Midland, OH   USA   Wed. Apr. 30, 1919
Summary: Railroad Detective George Slavens was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three hobos who were trespassing on a train in Midland, Ohio.

He had been notified by telegraph that the three men were riding a freight train from Columbus to Cincinnati. One of the men shot him as he attempted to arrest them when the train stopped at the Midland City Junction. The three men fled the scene but were arrested on farmland near Blanchester.

The man who shot him pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

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