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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Special Officer Young, your brutal, senseless murder was a despicable crime and not knowing if your killer ever paid the price is depressing, though I pray he or she face true justice, if not in this world, then in the next. Thank you for helping to protect one of America's greatest assets, it's railroads.

God Bless and may your eternal rest remain peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

August 28, 2021

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