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New Hero Search Charles E. Dillon - Nov. 20, 1902 (8315)

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Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Departmen
Resided: Chicago IL, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Nov. 20, 1902
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 35 yrs. of age
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Dept: Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Dept.
Chicago, IL   USA
Dept. Type: State/Police
Hero's Rank: Special Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Survived by:
Wife
& son, mother and four brothers.

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location:   Chicago, IL   USA   Thu. Nov. 20, 1902
Summary: Officer Charles Dillon was shot and killed while arresting a railroad employee who had been stealing merchandise at 2:30 am from the rail yard on California Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

An employee had informed Officer Dillon that a seal had been broken on one of the freight cars. After inspecting the car Officer Dillon hid underneath it to wait for the suspect to return. When the man returned Officer Dillon grabbed him from behind and told him he was under arrest.

When the man turned around he shot Officer Dillon in the head, killing him. He then shot him in the head three more times before fleeing.

Disposition: He was arrested a short time later and confessed to the murder. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

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