Special Agent Louis A. Gustafson

Special Agent Louis A. Gustafson

Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Tuesday, September 27, 1921

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Louis A. Gustafson

Special Agent Louis Gustafson was shot while standing guard outside a freight house near 14th Street and Webster Street (modern day Mike Fahey Street) in Omaha, Nebraska.

Two men who had just robbed a citizen ran by the freight house and Agent Gustafson ordered them to stop. One man stopped, turned and fired a handgun, striking Agent Gustafson. Agent Gustafson died the next day from his wound.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Nebraska
  • Incident Date Monday, September 26, 1921
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available


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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 92nd anniversary year of your death.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 7, 2013

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