Special Agent George Richard Kebort

Special Agent George Richard Kebort

Southern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, July 8, 1949

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George Richard Kebort

Special Agent George Kebort was shot and killed in the Southern Pacific Rail Yards in Roseville, California, while attempting to remove two transients from the property.

During the ensuing struggle, Agent Kebort was disarmed and shot with his own .38 caliber service pistol. A 25-year-old hobo was arrested and jailed for murder. His companion, 35, was held as a material witness,

Both suspects were convicted in connection with his murder.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location California
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Convicted


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Agent Kebort,
On today, the 75th 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.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

July 8, 2024

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