Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Trooper Eugene Teague was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a member of the Dillinger Gang after receiving a tip that he would be at the France Hotel in Paris, Illinois.
Upon the arrival of the 28-year-old man and two female accomplices, ages 24 and 28, Trooper Teague struck their vehicle with his patrol car from where he was parked nearby.
As the suspects attempted to flee in their vehicle, a gunbattle ensued with officers. Trooper Teague was accidentally struck in the back of the head by crossfire from another officer's revolver and died a short time later.
Trooper Teague, from Indianapolis, was assigned to General Headquarters. He was survived by his parents.
• Trooper Teague is one of eight Indiana line of duty death incidents that occurred in another state.
• The Dillinger Gang were involved in the line of duty deaths of five Indiana officers:
The France Hotel, at 118 East Court Street in Paris, was built in 1924 to replace the old Paris Hotel, which was destroyed in a fire in 1918. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 3, 1987.