Special Agent Earl Scothorn

Special Agent Earl Scothorn

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

End of Watch Sunday, November 13, 1927

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Earl Scothorn

Special Agent Earl Scothorn succumbed to injuries sustained on October 18th, 1927, when he fell between two boxcars while patrolling the railroad yards near Kansas City, Kansas.

He was transported to a local hospital suffering from head injuries, internal injuries, and a broken back.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Kansas
  • Incident Date Tuesday, October 18, 1927

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Agent Scothorn,
On today, the 89th 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

November 13, 2016

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