Special Agent Steven W. Harton

Special Agent Steven W. Harton

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Saturday, September 15, 1990

Steven W. Harton

Special Agent Steven Harton was killed when his patrol car was struck by a drunk driver on I-15, near 3900 South, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was attempting to change lanes when the drunk driver, operating her vehicle at excessive speeds, struck the rear of his car. The collision caused his vehicle to rollover multiple times. Even though he was wearing his seat belt Special Agent Harton suffered fatal head injuries in the crash.

The drunk driver was convicted of charges related to DUI.

Special Agent Harton was a Vietnam War veteran and had previously served with the South Salt Lake City Police Department. He is survived by his wife, four children, and mother.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Location Utah
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

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Agent Harton,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with USN during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

September 15, 2017

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