Railroad Policeman Paul Gleason Montgomery

Railroad Policeman Paul Gleason Montgomery

Northern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Tuesday, October 3, 1922

Paul Gleason Montgomery

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.

Bio

  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Minnesota
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended

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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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