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Special Agent Ray Daugherty | Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent

Ray Daugherty

Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Monday, November 19, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 4 days

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by train

Location: Nebraska

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Special Agent Ray Daugherty died after being struck by a light switch engine and knocked from a bridge.

During World War I, following numerous threats and some bombings, the Chief Special Agent of the railroad police assigned a large number of agents to bridge guard duty. They were to run across bridges behind passenger trains to make sure no one threw a bomb off while crossing the bridge. Special Agent Daugherty was working the Loup River bridge at Columbus, Nebraska, when he was following a train across the bridge and was struck by the switch engine and knocked from the bridge.

Special Agent Daugherty had served with the agency for only four days. He was survived by his wife and several children.

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Rest In peace Brother. You are honored and remembered on the 100th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you for your service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA
November 19, 2017

 

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