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Special Police Officer Theodore Grote | Old Colony Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Old Colony Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Police Officer

Theodore Grote

Old Colony Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Thursday, September 11, 1890

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

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Military veteran

Cause: Struck by train

Location: Massachusetts

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Special Police Officer Theodore Grote was struck and killed by a train in the rail yards underneath the Berkeley Street Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts.

As he attempted to move out of the way of a train he stepped onto some adjacent tracks into the path of an engine that was backing up.

Officer Grote was a Union Army veteran of the Civil War. He was survived by his wife.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 123 rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
May 5, 2013


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