Railroad Policeman Paul Gleason Montgomery

Railroad Policeman Paul Gleason Montgomery

Northern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Tuesday, October 3, 1922

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Paul Gleason Montgomery

Railroad Policeman Paul Montgomery was shot and killed when he confronted two men who had boarded a train in the rail yards at Motley, Minnesota.

The two men had just robbed a group of four citizens at a nearby restaurant and had been chased to the rail yards, where they jumped onto a moving train. Policeman Montgomery immediately ordered them off the train, but they instead opened fire with a revolver, fatally wounding him. He was taken to a local hospital where he died two hours later after giving a statement about the shooting.

A posse surrounded the suspects hiding in a swamp near Staples, Minnesota, but it is not known if they were ever captured.

Policeman Montgomery was survived by his father.


  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Minnesota
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Apprehended

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Officer Montgomery,
On today, the 100th 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

October 3, 2022

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