unheralded hero

special officer e william hendricks

Death Classification: Line of Duty Death


Agency: Michigan Central Railroad Police Department


Rank: Special Officer


Badge:  Unknown


Served: 3 Months


Unit of Assignment / Detail: Unknown


Location of Incident (Present Day): Detroit, Michigan


Cause of Death: Accidental - Struck By Train


Age at Time of Death: 36

Timeline


Date of Birth: 2 May 1874

Date of Appointment: Unknown

Date of Incident: 8 November 1910

End of Watch: 8 November 1910

Date of Interment: Unknown

 

Unheralded Hero Investigation Began: 23 April 2020

Accepted By Agency: N/A Approved on 18 December 2020 By Then Detroit Police Chief James Craig as the incident occurred in their jurisdiction

Approved By National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial: December 2020

 

Interment Details


 Cemetery: Bloomdale Cemetery, Trenton, Michigan
 Grave Location: Unknown
 Interment Disposition: Burial

 

Service


 Military Service: No Military Service

 

Memorial Details


National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Panel 56 West Line 32

Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed

Memorial at the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum: Not Listed

Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial: Not Listed

Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial: Not Listed

Wayne County First Responders Memorial: Not Listed

 

Incident & Biographic Details


Special Officer Enoch William Hendricks was struck and killed by Pere Marquette Railroad engine No. 10 while patrolling the Pere Marquette Railroad yards in Detroit, Michigan.

He was struck approximately 750 feet west of the Junction Avenue railroad crossing.

Officer Hendricks had served with the Michigan Central Railroad for three months and also served with the Wayne County Sheriff's Office. He was survived by his wife, children and parents.