Special Officer Henry Clyde Hatcher

Special Officer Henry Clyde Hatcher

Southern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Wednesday, September 23, 1931

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Henry Clyde Hatcher

Special Officer Henry Hatcher succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day when he attempted to question a trespasser in the railyards at Tucumcari, New Mexico.

The man suddenly drew a handgun and shot Officer Hatcher in the chest, inflicting a fatal wound. He was taken to a hospital in El Paso, Texas where he died the next day.

Two men were arrested and convicted of second-degree murder.

Officer Hatcher was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location New Mexico
  • Incident Date Tuesday, September 22, 1931
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Convicted


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I am glad to see that Special Agent Hatcher has finally been recognized after all these years for his ultimate sacrifice. Rest In Peace sir, God bless you and your family.

Leo Marquez Senior Special Agent
Union Pacific Railroad Police

April 27, 2019

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