Railroad Detective R. Littleton Sale

Railroad Detective R. Littleton Sale

Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Tuesday, October 13, 1936

R. Littleton Sale

Railroad Detective Littleton Sale was struck and killed by a Louisville and Nashville Railroad freight train in the rail yards at 14th Street and Neave Street in Covington, Kentucky.

He was examining another train when he was struck.

Detective Sale was survived by his wife.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Kentucky

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Railroad Police agencies seem to be slowly becoming a thing of the past, which is a travesty. For all of those who still serve to protect one of the main things that made America what it is today, and for all who preceded them, we, as a nation, owe our thanks.

Detective Sale, on this 79th anniversary of your death, I say THANK YOU. You are a hero.

God Bless you and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

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

October 13, 2015

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