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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Officer Grote,
On today, the 130th 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 Union Army during the Civil War.


United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2020

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