Special Agent Louis McCamant

Special Agent Louis McCamant

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, April 25, 1924

Louis McCamant

Special Agent Louis McCamant was killed after being knocked into the path of a freight train near Thorough, New Mexico. Agent McCamant was riding aboard the train when it stopped at Wall switch to be loaded with coal.

During the stop three men approached the conductor and asked for a ride, but were told they were not allowed to do so. The men boarded one of the coal cars as the train departed from the station but were seen doing so by Agent McCamant.

As Agent McCamant approached the men by walking across the tops of the cars one of them threw an iron bolt at him, striking him in the face. The impact knocked him off balance and fell off of the train and under its wheels.

The three men were all arrested and questioned about the incident. One of the men was released but the other two were charged with murder.

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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Location New Mexico
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Charged with murder

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