Special Agent James R. Nolan

Special Agent James R. Nolan

St. Louis Southwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Tuesday, December 20, 1921

James R. Nolan

Special Agent James Nolan was killed when he accidentally fell beneath a freight train he was attempting to board in the railroad yards in East St. Louis, Missouri.

His body was located along the tracks near 21st Street and Central Avenue.

Special Agent Nolan had served with the St. Louis Southwestern Railroad Police Department for two years. He was survived by his parents and brother.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Illinois

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Special Agent Nolan, you gave your life while helping to protect one of America's greatest assets, it's railroads. You are a hero, NOT for dying, but for living and contributing to the safety and security of others. You are honored here and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful. God Bless, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 20, 2017

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