Lieutenant Raymond L. Corbitt

Lieutenant Raymond L. Corbitt

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, March 26, 1922

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Raymond L. Corbitt

Lieutenant Corbitt succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier, when he caught two suspects burglarizing freight train No. 212 in the railroad's yards in Troy, Alabama.

One of the suspects was apprehended the following morning, convicted of his murder, and hung on June 23, 1922. The second suspect was arrested by railroad detectives in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 5, 1924. He was returned to Troy to face trial for Lieutenant Corbitt's murder.

Lieutenant Corbitt was survived by his wife and two young daughters.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Alabama
  • Incident Date Friday, March 24, 1922
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1922

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Rest in Peace Lt. Raymond Corbitt. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

I pray for Peace for your Family, Friends & Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the rotting flesh of the scum that took your life!


Sr. Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police

March 25, 2016

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