Special Officer
Augustus F. Fuchshuber
Pennsylvania Lines Railroad Police Department
Saturday, August 4, 1894

Age: 21
Served: 1 month
Badge #:
Not Included
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Struck by train
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, August 4, 1894

Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
East of Hanna Street, Fort Wayne
Incident County:
Allen
Incident Township:
Wayne
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
None
Burial Place:
Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery,
Fort Wayne

   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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This officer, discovered in 2020, has not been submitted for consideration as an eligible line of duty death to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund by the Norfolk Southern Railway Police Department.

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