Chief Special Agent Will C. Reed

Chief Special Agent Will C. Reed

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, July 4, 1920

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Will C. Reed

Chief Special Agent Will Reed was shot and killed at 3:00 am while searching for three men who had reportedly burglarized a freight car in Elbing, Kansas.

He and his partner received word that the suspects had boarded a train heading to the railroad yards in North Wichita, Kansas. The officers waited for the train to arrive and began searching for the suspects.

The men hid in nearby weeds but were observed by the officers. As the officers approached the suspects opened fire, fatally wounding Agent Reed. His partner returned fire but did not strike the suspects. All three suspects were apprehended several hours later.

Agent Reed was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Kansas
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

larceny, trespasser

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Rest in Peace Special Agent Will C. Reed. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you forever burn in the lake of fire.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 6, 2016

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