Special Agent Henry Vincents

Special Agent Henry Vincents

Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Monday, August 19, 1878

Henry Vincents

Special Agent Henry Vincents and Special Agent Robert Widdowfield were shot and killed killed from ambush while pursuing a suspected train robber in Carbon, Wyoming. The officers were ambushed and shot as they approached the suspect's campsite.

The suspect was later arrested and sentenced to death for the murders. Before being executed he was lynched by an angry mob.

Special Agent Vincents is buried in Saint Josephs Cemetery, Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Wyoming
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Lynched

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Rest in Peace Special Agent Henry Vincents. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your ancestors and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the thug who murdered you is burning in hell.

Amen.

B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 18, 2016

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