Special Officer George "Tex" Harper

Special Officer George "Tex" Harper

Erie Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, January 6, 1922

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George "Tex" Harper

Special Officer Tex Harper was killed when his head struck the top of the Bergen Tunnels while riding atop a moving freight train in Jersey City, New Jersey.

He was riding the train at approximately 10:00 pm as part of his patrol to keep trespassers and thieves out of the Croxton Railyards.

Officer Harper had served with the Erie Railroad Police Department for one year. He was survived by his sister.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Training accident
  • Location New Jersey

foot patrol

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Officer Harper,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.


United States Border Patrol

January 6, 2022

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