Sheriff William B. Justice

Sheriff William B. Justice

Washington County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, June 18, 1930

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William B. Justice

Sheriff Justice was struck by a train and killed while he and a town marshal searched the Burlington Railroad Yards in Akron for a hobo who was wanted for creating a disturbance. As they stood on a side track to watch a freight train pass by they failed to observe an engine backing up. The marshal saw the train at the last moment and was able to jump out of the way, however, the train struck Sheriff Justice. He was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the next day.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train
  • Incident Date Tuesday, June 17, 1930

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Sheriff Justice,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Washington County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 18, 2020

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