Special Watchman William George Grimes

Special Watchman William George Grimes

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Tuesday, July 11, 1916

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William George Grimes

Special Watchman William Grimes was struck and killed by a train while guarding a railroad bridge one mile south of Collinsville, Texas.

He had been assigned to guard the bridge as part of the military's efforts to protect troop movements toward the Mexican border.

Watchman Grimes was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Texas

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 11, 2020

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