Special Policeman David McConnell

Special Policeman David McConnell

Pennsylvania Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, June 30, 1901

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David McConnell

Special Policeman David McConnell was killed while riding on the outside of a refrigerator car between the Chestnut Street bridge and Market Street bridge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, while patrolling the railroad line.

As the train came around a bend he struck several pieces of lumber that were laying across a railroad car parked on an adjacent track. He was knocked off of the car and suffered a fractured skull.

Special Policeman McConnell was a Union Army veteran of the Civil War. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Train accident
  • Location Pennsylvania

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Thank you for your service. May you continue to rest in peace for eternity having been joined by your loving wife and family.

Brian & Betsy Zielinski
Michigan War Dog Memorial K9 Salute Team Members

February 18, 2023

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