Patrolman John A. Connor

Patrolman John A. Connor

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, January 25, 1935

John A. Connor

Patrolman John Connor was struck and killed by a Pennsylvania Railroad engine while chasing coal pickers on the railroad's tracks near 44th Street and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He was struck by the oncoming engine as he jumped from a switch engine on an adjacent track.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Pennsylvania


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I know from the stories my Dad has told that being a Railroad Cop is NOT an easy job and the risks are substantial. Yet you all do it. The Railroad Police isn't as prevalent as it once was and should still be, it's still in existence and brave men and women put their lives on the line each and every day making sure that one of America's greatest assets is safe. I thank them all and I honor you especially, Patrolman Connor for your sacrifice. You are a true hero.

God Bless and may your eternal rest remain peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

June 22, 2017

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