Special Agent Edward Lee Bowler

Special Agent Edward Lee Bowler

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, January 16, 1925

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Edward Lee Bowler

Special Agent Edward Bowler was struck and killed by a freight train in Ottawa, Kansas.

He had just completed an inspection of a freight train and stepped backwards into the path of a train on an adjoining track.

Special Agent Bowler had served with the ATSF Railroad Police for five years. He was survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Kansas

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Special Agent Bowler, today marks the 91st anniversary of your tragic passing while helping to safeguard one of the things that made this nation great, it's railroads.

For your service, I thank you.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

January 16, 2016

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