Special Police Officer Theodore Grote

Special Police Officer Theodore Grote

Old Colony Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, September 11, 1890

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Theodore Grote

Special Police Officer Theodore Grote was struck and killed by a train in the rail yards underneath the Berkeley Street Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts.

As he attempted to move out of the way of a train he stepped onto some adjacent tracks into the path of an engine that was backing up.

Officer Grote was a Union Army veteran of the Civil War. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Massachusetts

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Now, 128 years. God Bless, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

September 11, 2018

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