Type of Officer: Special Agent
Jurisdiction: Union Pacific Railroad
County: Logan
Death Date: 7/3/1916
Added to Memorial: 2007
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
On June 21, 1916 Union Pacific Railroad Special Agent George Shindle was stabbed by a railroad worker in the Union Pacific Railroad yards in Oakley while investigating reports of someone peddling liquor on railroad property. Special Agent Shindle was treated for his wounds by a physician in Oakley. The suspect pled guilty to assault and battery on June 22. Special Agent Shindle was subsequently transferred to a hospital in Denver where he died on July 3, 1916. Following his death, the suspect was charged and convicted of second degree manslaughter. Agent Shindle had been an employee of Union Pacific for 12 years and was survived by his wife and two sons.