Night Watchman John Thomas Montague

Night Watchman John Thomas Montague

Southern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, January 5, 1905

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John Thomas Montague

Night Watchman John Montague succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night when he was struck by a switch engine while on patrol in the rail yards at Sparks, Nevada.

He was transported to a hospital in Sacramento, California, where he died from his injuries.

Watchman Montague had served in law enforcement for five years.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Nevada
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 4, 1905

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Watchman Montague,
On today, the 109th 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

January 5, 2014

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