Railroad Policeman William D. Bradley

Railroad Policeman William D. Bradley

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, July 13, 1917

William D. Bradley

Railroad Policeman William Bradley was struck and killed by a train approximately one mile west of Bellwood, Pennsylvania, at approximately 10:45 pm.

It is believed he did not hear one the train approaching as he walked along the track. His body was found a short time later.

Policeman Bradley had served with the Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department for approximately one month and had previously served with the Altoona Police Department. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Pennsylvania

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Officer Bradley,
On today, the 101st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.


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July 13, 2018

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