Railroad Detective William Myrtle McIntyre

Railroad Detective William Myrtle McIntyre

Southern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Saturday, February 23, 1935

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William Myrtle McIntyre

Detective William McIntyre was shot and killed in Alexandria, Virginia, while attempting to arrest a man stealing coal from a train near the intersection of Duke and Henry Streets.

As he approached, the man suddenly opened fire, striking Detective McIntyre several times. Despite being wounded, Detective McIntyre returned fire and struck the suspect in the ankle.

The suspect fled into Washington, DC, where he treated his wound. He then fled to New York state where he remained until being arrested for drunkenness in Poughkeepsie in 1941. He was returned to Virginia where he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Detective McIntyre had served with the Southern Railroad Police for seven years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Virginia
  • Incident Date Wednesday, February 20, 1935
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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