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Special Officer Leonard M. Kennedy | Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer

Leonard M. Kennedy

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 19, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Struck by train

Location: Kansas

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Special Officer Leonard Kennedy was struck and killed by a freight train north of Burlington, Kansas, while guarding the bridge over Otter Creek.

His body was located in the water below the bridge when another officer arrived to relieve him at approximately 6:00 am. It was believed that he was struck by an unscheduled freight train at approximately 2:00 am. He had been assigned to the guard the bridge to assist United States Marshals who were protecting the railroad infrastructure during a strike by MKT railroad employees.

The location of the bridge where Officer Kennedy was killed is now covered by the John Redmond Reservoir.

Officer Kennedy was a U.S. Army veteran. He was survived by his father and three brothers.

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Officer Kennedy,
On today, the 95th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
July 19, 2017

 

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