Special Agent Eldon L. Smith

Special Agent Eldon L. Smith

Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, August 4, 1932

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Eldon L. Smith

Special Agent Eldon Smith was shot and killed during a shootout with a theft suspect in Hilgrad, Oregon. His body was found adjacent to the railroad tracks suffering from five gunshot wounds. He had also been stabbed and beaten.

The suspect was arrested a week later in Seattle, Washington, but escaped before he could stand trial.

Agent Smith was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oregon
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Arrested and escaped

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 4, 2020

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