Night Marshal A. L. Harson

Night Marshal A. L. Harson

Gurdon Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Sunday, May 17, 1931

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A. L. Harson

Night Marshal A.L. Harson was killed when he fell from and was then struck by a train in Gurdon.

He had received a tip that three hijackers were on a train at Gurdon. As the train was leaving the station he climbed on board to search for the men. His mangled body was found a short time later in the Gurdon railroad yard.

The coroner ruled his death was from an unknown cause and said he either fell or was pushed off the train. The hijackers were apprehended and questioned but were released.


  • Age 71
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Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Thank you for all you did to protect Arkansans. God bless

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FBI - Little Rock

May 17, 2017

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