Special Agent John H. Nafziger

Special Agent John H. Nafziger

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

End of Watch Tuesday, January 30, 1940

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John H. Nafziger

Special Agent John Nafziger was struck and killed by a train in the Santa Fe railroad yards in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

He told another officer that he was going to check on a train that was expected to arrived at 12:20 am. At about 2:20 am a switch engine foreman found his body on the tracks near the Grand Avenue crossing (modern-day E. Sheridan Avenue).

Special Agent Nafziger had served with the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department for 16 years. He was a widower.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Oklahoma

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Agent Nafziger,
On today, the 80th 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

January 30, 2020

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