Special Agent James W. Landers

Special Agent James W. Landers

Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Wednesday, December 24, 1930

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James W. Landers

Special Agent James Landers died after he fell from a moving train and crushed beneath its wheels near Denison in Grayson County, Texas.

Two hobos who were riding on the freight train were arrested when it arrived in Fort Worth, but it was never determined if they were involved in Special Agent Landers' death.

Special Agent Landers was survived by his wife, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Location Texas

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Special Agent Landers, thank you for helping to protect one of America's greatest assets, it's railroads. Your death was horrendous and tragic but I pray it was quick.

God Bless you, Brother and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

August 28, 2021

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