Detective John E. Roney

Detective John E. Roney

Reading Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Wednesday, April 18, 1934

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John E. Roney

Detective John Roney was killed when he was struck by a train near Church Road in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania.

He died after accidentally falling beneath the train while riding it to protect a load of merchandise. His body was found along the tracks at 10:55 pm.

Detective Roney was survived by his wife.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Pennsylvania

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Detective Roney, thank you for your service in helping to protect one of the greatest assets of the United States, it's railroads. As the son of a man who started his long police career with the New York Central, I truly appreciate the work you do.

God Bless, Brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

November 16, 2019

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