Special Agent Harry Lloyd Ashley

Special Agent Harry Lloyd Ashley

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

End of Watch Friday, December 19, 1947

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Harry Lloyd Ashley

Special Agent Harry Ashley was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious person in the passenger station in Stockton, California.

When Agent Ashley approached the suspect and asked him to leave, the man fired a handgun concealed in a paper bag, striking Agent Ashley in the throat.

A suspect was charged with his murder in 1953 but was released due to a lack of evidence. No one else was ever charged.

Agent Ashley had served for four years as a special agent. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location California
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender At large

suspicious person

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Agent Ashley,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 19, 2022

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