Special Officer John J. Cannon

Special Officer John J. Cannon

Jersey Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, September 4, 1910

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John J. Cannon

Special Officer John Cannon was struck and killed by a train at Oxbow Bend, Pennsylvania while performing crowd control during a local festival.

He was attempting to keep crowds away from the tracks and prevent groups of kids from riding on passing trains. He stepped out of the way of approaching passenger train directly into the path of a freight train.

Officer Cannon had served in law enforcement for five years. He was survived by his two sisters.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Pennsylvania

crowd control

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Officer Cannon, thank you for helping to protect of America's greatest assets, it's Railroads. I'm glad you have been enshrined here for your sacrifice and service. God Bless you Brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

August 1, 2020

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