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


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



 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: Panel 8 East

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.