Railroad Detective Lawrance Joseph Beers

Railroad Detective Lawrance Joseph Beers

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, December 11, 1919

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Lawrance Joseph Beers

Railroad Detective Lawrence Beers was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men who were hopping a freight train at the railroad station in Aberdeen, Maryland.

Detective Beers was preparing to handcuff the two men when they both attacked him. As the two fled one of them turned around and fired four shots at the detective, striking him in the chest. Despite being mortally wounded, Detective Beers returned fire but did not strike the suspects.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Maryland
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Det. Beers,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 11, 2019

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