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Special Agent Jess Anderson | Illinois Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Illinois Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent

Jess Anderson

Illinois Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Monday, September 11, 1950

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Location: Kentucky

Weapon: Person

Offender: Arrested

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Special Agent Jess Anderson was beaten to death as he attempted to arrest a man who was breaking into a boxcar between 13th Street and 14th Street, in Louisville, Kentucky.

He suffered a fractured skull in the assault before the subject stole his service revolver and belonging and then placed his body on the railroad tracks. His body was run over by a train a short time later.

The man who murdered him was arrested in Ohio in March 1951. He was returned to Louisville and confessed to the murder.

Special Agent Anderson had served with the Illinois Central Railroad Police for 25 years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, and five siblings.

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Agent Anderson,
On today, the 67th anniversary of your death I would just like to thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
September 11, 2017

 

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