Special Officer Willie Joseph Young

Special Officer Willie Joseph Young

Southern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, January 16, 1927

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Willie Joseph Young

Special Officer Willie Young was shot and killed in New Orleans, Louisiana, while patrolling the Southern Railway yards.

A passing train crew noticed his body along the tracks near Press Street and the Florida Walk canal. An investigation determined that he had been involved in a struggle with at least one person and was shot multiple times as he attempted to stand up.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Louisiana
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available


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