Special Officer John P. Cates

Special Officer John P. Cates

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

End of Watch Wednesday, June 7, 1911

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John P. Cates

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.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Kansas
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

larceny

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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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