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Sergeant Albert A. Thurston | Buffalo Police Department, New York Buffalo Police Department, New York


Albert A. Thurston

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, January 11, 1889

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

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Sergeant Albert Thurston was struck and killed by a Western New York and Pennsylvania Railroad switch engine at the Seneca Street crossing.

He was making his rounds at approximately 2:40 when he was struck by the train.

Sergeant Thurston had served with the Buffalo Police Department for seven years and was assigned to the Second Precinct. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Sgt. Thurston,
On today, the 128th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Buffalo.


United States Border Patrol
January 11, 2017


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