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Special Agent Joseph M. Smith | Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

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Joseph M. Smith

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 10, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

Location: Nebraska

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Special Agent Joseph Smith was struck by several runaway freight cars while patrolling the railroad yards in Omaha, Nebraska.

Agent Smith was survived by his wife and seven children.

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Agent Smith, you helped to protect one of America's greatest assets and one of the reasons we are the great nation we are today, our railroads. On this 108th anniversary of your tragic death, I just wish to say God Bless you for your efforts and may your eternal rest be ever Peaceful, Brother. You are a hero.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
December 10, 2015

 

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