Special Agent James Alvis Gross

Special Agent James Alvis Gross

St. Louis Southwestern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, September 3, 1922

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James Alvis Gross

Special Agent James Gross was struck and killed by a train while guarding the Tehuacana Creek Railroad Bridge, five miles east of Waco, Texas.

Texas Rangers stationed at Waco believed that Agent Gross was the victim of foul play, however, his death was officially ruled an accident.

Agent Gross was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Texas

guard duty, patrol, train

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Agent Gross,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I.


United States Border Patrol

September 3, 2022

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