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Photograph: Constable James Urquhart

Patch image: Canadian Pacific Railway Police, Federal

Constable James Urquhart
Canadian Pacific Railway Police

End of Watch: Monday, April 21, 1930

Biographical Info
Age: 45
Tour of Duty: 12 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Struck by train
Date of Incident: Monday, April 21, 1930
Incident Location: British Columbia
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Constable James Urquhart was struck and killed by a locomotive at the Columbia Street crossing in Vancouver, British Columbia.

He was protecting the crossing as a passenger train pulled out of the station. As he stepped back from its path, he was struck from behind by a westbound freight train, killing him instantly.

Constable Urquhart had served with the Canadian Pacific Railway Police for 12 years and was assigned to the Vancouver detachment. He was a veteran of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the Great War and a recipient of the Military Cross. Constable Urquhart had previously served with the Winnipeg Police Service and before emigrating to Canada, he served with the City of Glasgow Police in Scotland.

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