Special Agent Buford A. French

Special Agent Buford A. French

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

End of Watch Friday, November 11, 1932

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Buford A. French

Special Agent Buford French was shot and killed while patrolling the railroad yards in San Bernardino, California, approximately a half mile below Rialto Avenue.

As he escorted a hobo from the rail yards the man suddenly pulled out a gun and fatally shot him.

Special Agent French had served with the ATSF Railroad Police for six years and had previously served with the Riverside Police Department.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location California
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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