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Special Agent J. A. McClure

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Wednesday, January 25, 1911

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Reflections for Special Agent J. A. McClure

Agent McClure,
On today, the 110th 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

January 25, 2021

Frank Howe was my great-grandfather and his sons were my grandmother's brothers. She was a sweet Hispanic woman. Frank himself was a veteran of the Union Army from Indiana who had moved to New Mexico after the Civil War. He married Josefa GarcĂ­a and had four children. His youngest son Guy, who was 15 at the time, shot Officer McClure, as a trespasser on their remote ranch. A bad choice. It was not because of a dispute over corn. I am writing this because I have Agent McClure's handcuffs which were found on the Howe ranch sometime after the murder. I would be happy to give them to a descendent of the officer if any can be found.

Frank Wimberly

October 1, 2019

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 26, 2012

You are a true Hero Sir, Thank you for your service.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 25, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 101rst anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. .

Rest In Peace

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

January 25, 2012

Agent McClure, today marks the 98th anniversary of your murder. You did your job, attempting to protect the interests of one of America's most vital resources, it railroads, in this case specifically the Santa Fe. To think that these three useless thugs would kill a law officer over corn is disgraceful and despicable. The McClure family and the Santa Fe Railway Police lost something precious over corn.

Agent McClure, you are a hero and have not been forgotten. May you forever Rest in Peace and may God bless you and your descendants.

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

January 25, 2009

Agent McClure,
On today, the 98th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice.



January 25, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

Agent McClure after all of these years you are still remembered as a hero! God bless you sir.

Ofcr. Dan Winger

January 25, 2005

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