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Special Agent Andrew J. Hunter | Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent

Andrew J. Hunter

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Monday, January 29, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

Location: Colorado

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Special Agent Andrew Hunter was struck and killed by a freight train in the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad yards in Denver, Colorado.

He was inspecting freight trains near the railroad crossing at West Eighth Avenue and Navajo Street at approximately 10:30 pm. He had just finished inspecting No. 65 when he stepped onto an adjacent track and was struck by No. 2, which was traveling in the opposite direction.

Agent Hunter had served with the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Police for four years and had previously served with the Pueblo Police Department for several years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Thank you, Agent Hunter for your service and sacrifice, which we celebrate today, the 100th anniversary of your passing.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona
January 29, 2017

 

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