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Railroad Policeman Paul Gleason Montgomery | Northern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Northern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Railroad Policeman

Paul Gleason Montgomery

Northern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 3, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Minnesota

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Apprehended

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Railroad Policeman Paul Montgomery was shot and killed when he confronted two men who had boarded a train in the rail yards at Motley, Minnesota.

The two men had just robbed a group of four citizens at a nearby restaurant and had been chased to the rail yards, where they jumped onto a moving train. Policeman Montgomery immediately ordered them off the train, but they instead opened fire with a revolver, fatally wounding him. He was taken to a local hospital where he died two hours later after giving a statement about the shooting.

A posse surrounded the suspects hiding in a swamp near Staples, Minnesota, but it is not known if they were ever captured.

Policeman Montgomery was survived by his father.

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Officer Montgomery,
On today, the 94th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a LEO.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
October 3, 2016

 

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