Special Agent
William H. Garrison
Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police Department
Monday, April 21, 1924

Age: 62
Served: 3 years
Badge #:
Not Included
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Struck by train
Date/Time of Incident:
Monday, April 21, 1924
10:15 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Howell Yards, Evansville
Incident County:
Vanderburgh
Incident Township:
Pigeon
Weapon Used:
None
Suspect Disposition:
None
Burial Place:
Garrison Temple Cemetery,
Keenes, Illinois

   Special Agent William Garrison was struck and killed by a train engine in the Howell Yards in Evansville.

   He was struck by a switch engine while in the rail yards, causing a skull fracture and both his legs to be severed at the hip.

   Special Agent Garrison was survived by his wife, two brothers and sister.

Military Service


United States Army
Spanish–American War


The responsibilities of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad Police Department (1850–1982) are now under the jurisdiction of the CSX Transportation Railroad Police Department.

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This officer, discovered in 2020, has not been submitted for consideration as an eligible line of duty death to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund by the CSX Transportation Railroad Police Department.

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