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Special Agent Byron Jasper Gordon | Missouri Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Missouri Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent

Byron Jasper Gordon

Missouri Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Monday, February 9, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Louisiana

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Special Agent Byron Gordon was shot and killed in the Missouri Pacific Railroad yards at Monroe, Louisiana, while attempting to arrest a man who was riding on a train.

Agent Gordon observed the man jumping from a northbound train as it entered the yards and attempted to arrest him. The two exchanged shots, and Agent Gordon was killed. The subject suffered a gunshot wound to his hip that ultimately led to his death in May 1932. He died while awaiting execution after having been sentenced to death for murdering Agent Gordon.

Agent Gordon was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Missouri Pacific Railroad Police for seven years. He was survived by his wife.

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My grandmother became a widow with the murder of Special Agent Mr. Gordon. She had a very hard life and the death of the "only man she ever loved" made it all the harder. Although she remarried she carried the name "Gordon" all her life. She loved him very much and said he was a wonderful man. I wish I could have known him!

Maxine Tipton
He was the 2nd husband of my Grandmother
May 30, 2017

 

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