Railroad Detective Joseph M. Kroskey

Railroad Detective Joseph M. Kroskey

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, February 22, 1912

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Joseph M. Kroskey

Railroad Detective Joseph Kroskey was shot and killed in Guthrie, Oklahoma, while assisting city police officers search a train for two armed robbers.

As the city officers arrested one of the suspects Detective Kroskey engaged the second suspect in a running gun battle. He was struck in the neck by one of the shots and killed.

Detective Kroskey had served with the agency for one year.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available


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Det. Kroskey,
On today, the 105th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.


United States Border Patrol

February 22, 2017

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