Sergeant Homer Elder

Sergeant Homer Elder

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, July 7, 1932

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Homer Elder

Sergeant Homer Elder was struck and killed by freight train No. VL-7 while patrolling the Panhandle Division's tracks near Point Bridge.

He and another sergeant had been dispatched to the area to remove a group of trespassers who were attempting to board slow moving freight trains.

Sergeant Elder was survived by his wife.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Pennsylvania

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Sgt. Elder,
On today, the 90th 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

July 7, 2022

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