Special Officer Joseph Lampkin

Special Officer Joseph Lampkin

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Tuesday, December 8, 1891

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Joseph Lampkin

Special Officer Joseph Lampkin was shot and killed at the train depot in La Junta, Colorado, while attempting to arrest a mentally deranged man.

The suspect committed suicide after shooting Officer Lampkin.

Special Officer Lampkin was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Colorado
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide


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Officer Lampkin,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.


United States Border Patrol

December 8, 2021

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