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Special Officer John P. Cates | Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer

John P. Cates

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

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 7, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Kansas

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Special Officer John Cates was shot and killed in Wellington, Kansas, while attempting to arrest three men who were stealing merchandise from a freight train.

Officer Cates had served with the ATSF Railroad Police for three years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Officer Cates,
On today, the 106th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
June 7, 2017

 

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