Special Agent William Francis Langdon

Special Agent William Francis Langdon

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

End of Watch Friday, December 10, 1915

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William Francis Langdon

Special Agent William Langdon was shot and killed after stopping four hobos in a railroad yard near the Old Pueblo Smelter in Pueblo, Colorado.

Two of the men were convicted of his murder.

Special Agent Langdon had served with the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Police for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Colorado
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Special Agent Langdon, your brutal murder has not been forgotten, but even more important, your efforts to protect one of the chief reasons out nation is what it is today, it's railroads. You truly are a hero.

Railroad Police agencies seem to be slowly becoming a thing of the past, which is a travesty. For all of those who still serve to protect one of the main things that made America what it is today, and for all who preceded them, we, as a nation, owe our thanks.

God Bless and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

December 10, 2015

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