Patrolman John W. Scott

Patrolman John W. Scott

Wabash Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, December 24, 1914

John W. Scott

Patrolman John Scott was killed when two freight cars of a train derailed in Brooklyn, Illinois.

He was riding on the train in an attempt to locate boxcar thieves. He was moving between the two cars when the train went over a defective switch, causing the cars to derail. He was trapped between them for over 30 minutes before the train crew was able to cut him out of the wreckage. He died several minutes after being freed.

Patrolman Scott was survived by his wife and nine children. He was predeceased by three additional children.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Train accident
  • Location Illinois

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Patrolman Scott,
On today, the 103rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 24, 2017

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