Special Agent Ray Cunningham

Special Agent Ray Cunningham

St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, May 28, 1915

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Ray Cunningham

Special Agent Ray Cunningham was shot and killed as he and two other San Francisco Railroad detectives confronted four transients on a train near Beaumont Junction, Kansas.

When the transients refused to close one of the boxcar doors, Agent Cunningham attempted to close it. As he did so, one of the men produced a handgun and shot him in the neck.

The shooter jumped off of the train but the other three men remained in the boxcar until the train stopped in Augusta, Kansas, where the three were arrested. The shooter was arrested a short time later at the Keighley Depot by the Keighley city marshal and two railroad detectives. He was convicted of murder by a coroner's jury the following day.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Kansas
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder


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

I Pray for Peace for your ancestors and the men and women who now serve the Railroad Police. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are now gnawing on the bones of those responsible for your murder. May their sorry souls forever burn in hell.


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

May 27, 2016

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