Special Agent Joseph J. Kucera, Jr.

Special Agent Joseph J. Kucera, Jr.

Illinois Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Monday, April 29, 1929

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Joseph J. Kucera, Jr.

Special Agent Joseph Kucera succumbed to injuries suffered seven weeks earlier when he was thrown from a Michigan Central Railroad freight car near East 14th Street in Chicago, Illinois.

He was attempting to eject three men from a railroad car when they attacked him and threw him from the train.

Agent Kucera was survived by his wife.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Location Illinois
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 10, 1929
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available


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Agent Kucera,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 29, 2019

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