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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Agent Gustafson,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.


United States Border Patrol

September 27, 2021

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