Constable James Urquhart Canadian Pacific Railway Police Federal 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.