Special Agent Henry Vincents

Special Agent Henry Vincents

Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Monday, August 19, 1878

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Henry Vincents

Special Agent Henry Vincents and Deputy Sheriff Robert Widdowfield, of the Carbon County Sheriff's Department, were shot and 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.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

ambush, robbery

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven RizzoDelaware State Police (Retired)

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