Constable Samuel L. Queen

Constable Samuel L. Queen

Hume Constable's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, November 28, 1913

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Samuel L. Queen

Constable Samuel Queen succumbed to gunshot wound sustained earlier in the week in Rich Hill, Missouri, while transporting a prisoner to jail in Butler, Missouri, by train.

Constable Queen had arrested the man on suspicion of burglary and larceny. He had taken the man to Rich Hill and boarded the evening train to Butler. As it was preparing to depart two subjects opened fire on Constable Queen. One of the men was on the train and the other was outside of the train.

The two men and the prisoner escaped.

He was shot in the arm and abdomen. He developed pneumonia and died several days later.

Constable Queen was survived by his wife.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 23, 1913
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

escape attempt

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Constable Queen,
On today, the 103rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Hume.


United States Border Patrol

November 28, 2016

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