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Special Agent Jess L. Sitton

Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Saturday, March 4, 1922

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Reflections for Special Agent Jess L. Sitton

I first learned of the death of Agent Jess Sitton a couple of years ago, while researching my grandfathers activities in Rock River, Wyo. After returning from WWI my grandfather moved to Rock River to to work and homestead. He was also an Agent for the UPRR. Rock River is about 75 miles down the tracks from Cheyenne. I have often wondered if he might have known Agent Sitton. They were contemporaries (1922). He was certainly aware of Agent Sitton's murder as it was reported extensively in Wyoming newspapers.

Prior to his taking the job with the UPRR, Agent Sitton had been a Sheriff in Sidney, Neb. Sitton's killer was never identifies. Further information on this incident may be found on the UPRR Museum website and in contemporary newspaper reports, which may also be found online.

Agent Jess Sitton I honor you for your service and sacrifice. We who have followed you and all those you stood with, owe you for all we have. Thank you and godspeed.

Investigator Kris Nelsen (retired)
Bishop Police Department, California

March 18, 2016

I first learned of Agent Sitton's death while researching my grandfathers years living, working and homesteading in Rock River, Wyoming after returning from WWI. My grandfather was also a special Agent for UPRR at the same time as Agent Sitton. Agent Sitton was killed in Cheyenne which is about 75 miles away from Rock River. I've often wondered if they knew each other.

Agent Sitton had previously been a Sheriff in Sidney, Nebraska and was survived by his wife and their 14 year old son. More on-line information on Agent Sitton's story may be found on the UPRR museum web site and by reading period newspapers from southeast Wyoming, which can also be found on-line.

Agent Sitton, to you and all the others you stood with, we who followed owe everything. Thank you so much for your service and sacrifice.

Investigator Kris Nelsen (ret.)
Bishop Police Department, Ca.

March 18, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 5, 2012

Agent Sitton, today marks the 86th anniversary of your murder. You gave your all while helping to protect one of the most vital parts of the American economy, especially at the time of your death. We can only hope that the responsible party found true justice, if not in this world, then in the next. He has been forgotten but you will always be remembered thanks enormously to this wonderful memorial page. You are a hero.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

March 4, 2008



March 3, 2008

Rest In Peace Sir.You are remembered.

March 4, 2006

Rest In Peace Sir.You are remembered.

March 4, 2006

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