Type of Officer: Railroad Special Agent
Jurisdiction: Leavenworth
County: Leavenworth
Death Date: 5/17/1923
Added to Memorial: 2022
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot

James Lee David, age 41, a Special Agent with the Missouri Pacific Railroad was assigned to patrol the Leavenworth railroad yards due to a rash of railroad freight car thefts.  In the very early morning hours of May 17, 1923, Special Agent David, along with another special agent observed two men attempting to break into a freight car. When the two railroad special agents attempted to arrest the suspects, the suspects responded with gunfire.  In the gun battle that followed, Special Agent David was killed and the suspects escaped. Special Agent David was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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