Patrolman Benjamin Harrison Manson

Patrolman Benjamin Harrison Manson

Braddock Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, October 5, 1947

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Benjamin Harrison Manson

Patrolman Benjamin Manson succumbed to injuries sustained six days earlier when his patrol car was struck by a train at the 8th Street railroad crossing.

He and the borough's maintenance foreman were going to a warehouse at the foot of 8th Street when the accident occurred. The maintenance foreman was killed in the collision, while Patrolman Manson suffered critical injuries. He was transported to Braddock Hospital, where he remained until passing away.

An investigation revealed that the gates were not operating properly and the train did not give a signal whistle.

Patrolman Manson served with the Braddock Borough Police Department. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 30, 1947

train, vehicle crash

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Patrolman Manson,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Braddock Borough. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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