Guard Leonard Otoway Page

Guard Leonard Otoway Page

Virginia Department of Corrections, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, February 2, 1906

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Leonard Otoway Page

Guard Leonard Page was struck and killed by Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad train No. 9 at the entrance to the railroad tunnel at the intersection of Second Street and Byrd Street in Richmond, Virginia.

A penitentiary trusty, the superintendent's teenage son, and Guard Page were taking a load of prison-grown cabbage to a local market at 11:50 am when the collision occurred. The wagon was heading down a hill and unable to stop in time once the tunnel flagman started to warn them of the approaching train. Guard Page was thrown under the train. The trusty and superintendent's son were able to jump off the wagon and were not injured.

Guard Page had served at the Virginia State Penitentiary for only five months. He was survived by his father and seven siblings. He was predeceased by his mother and three siblings. One of his brothers also served at the Virginia State Penitentiary.

Guard Page was buried in an unmarked grave in Riverview Cemetery in Richmond, Virginia.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

prisoner custody

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Guard Page,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Virginia. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

February 2, 2016

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