Special Officer Vernon L. Holzer

Special Officer Vernon L. Holzer

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

End of Watch Tuesday, August 21, 1923

Vernon L. Holzer

Special Officer Vernon Holzer succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained one month earlier as he confronted a hobo riding on the roof of a box car.

The train was leaving Wichita, on route to Arkansas City, Kansas, when the shooting occurred.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Kansas
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 25, 1923
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Holzer,
On today, the 94th 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

August 21, 2017

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