Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Special Officer Augustus Fuchshuber was struck and killed by an engine in the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway yards in Fort Wayne.
He and another officer had ridden passenger train No. 8 eastbound out of the city to maintain order from discharged employees during a railroad strike.
After both officers disembarked, the engine which brought the passenger train to the station was backing toward the roundhouse when it struck Special Officer Fuchshuber.
He died of injuries to his head and abdomen while en route to the hospital.
Special Officer Fuchshuber was survived by his father, who was a watchman in the Pennsylvania Lines rail yards, and his mother.
The responsibilities of the Pennsylvania Lines Railroad Police Department (1871–1918) are now under the jurisdiction of the Norfolk Southern Railway Police Department.
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