Special Agent William Floyd

Special Agent William Floyd

Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, August 4, 1910

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William Floyd

Special Agent William Floyd was shot and killed in Evanston, Wyoming, by a former railroad detective who had been dismissed from service.

The suspect, Agent Floyd, and Agent Floyd's wife were walking on railroad property when the former detective pulled a gun and fatally shot Agent Floyd.

The man turned himself in to a city detective a short time later. He was convicted of Agent Floyd's murder, sentenced to death, and subsequently executed.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Wyoming
  • Weapon Handgun; .41 caliber
  • Offender Executed


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Rest in Peace Special Agent William Floyd . Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Ancestors and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your foot steps protecting the public. I also Pray that the thug who murdered you is rotting in hell.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 4, 2016

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