Special Policeman J. H. Crawford

Special Policeman J. H. Crawford

Southern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, February 16, 1908

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J. H. Crawford

Special Policeman J.H. Crawford was shot and killed in Birmingham, Alabama while confronting three men on a railroad track near 9th Avenue and 27th Street.

After being shot his body was placed on the railroad track and was subsequently struck by a train. Two suspects were found dead a short distance away and it is believed Policeman Crawford shot them during the shootout.

Policeman Crawford had served with the Southern Railroad Police Department for 18 months and had previously served as marshal of the Irondale Police Department.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Alabama
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Two shot and killed


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Rest in Peace Special Officer J.H. Crawford. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways. I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX

February 16, 2016

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