Fallen Huntington Police Officer to be Remembered

Fallen Huntington Police Officer to be Remembered

Saturday, April 19, marks the 100th anniversary of the second line of duty death in the history of the Huntington Police Department. That officer’s name was Oscar Christian. In the early morning hours of April 19, 1914, Oscar was investigating what he believed were three gun shots.

During the investigation, Oscar witnessed a man attempting to jump on a train. He grabbed the individual in an attempt to keep him from fleeing. The individual was thrown many feet from the train. Sadly, Oscar was struck and killed by the freight train.

We will not only take time to remember Oscar this Saturday, but the Huntington Police Department will also have a special recognition of Oscar Christian at our annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service on May 15.

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