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Railroad Policeman John W. Foy | Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Policeman

John W. Foy

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Saturday, April 29, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 1 month

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

Location: Pennsylvania

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Railroad Policeman John Foy was struck and killed by a train while guarding the Sand Patch Tunnel in Larimer Township, Pennsylvania.

He had been assigned to guard the tunnel since a coal strike opened on April 1st, 1922. Railroad workers found him lying unconscious alongside the tracks on the east end of the tunnel and took him to Connellsville Hospital, where he died at approximately 7:00 am. It is believed he had been struck by a passing freight train during the overnight period.

His body was returned to Baltimore, Maryland, for burial. He was survived by his wife.

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