Sergeant Isreal S. Ewan

Sergeant Isreal S. Ewan

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, December 8, 1887

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Isreal S. Ewan

Sergeant Isreal Ewan succumbed to injuries sustained three days earlier when he was struck by a Gulf, Colorado, and Santa Fe Railroad train in Fort Worth, Texas.

He was overseeing a crew of inmates who were working on the railroad tracks. He was attempting to walk across the tracks at the Union Depot when he was struck by an engine and knocked under the train. He suffered severe injuries and died on December 8th, 1887.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Incident Date Monday, December 5, 1887

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Sgt. Ewan,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


United States Border Patrol

December 8, 2017

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