Details: Special Officer Jose Sancedo Southern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police End of Watch: Wednesday, August 11, 1937
Biographical Information: Age: 38 Tour of Duty: Unknown Badge Number: Unknown
Incident Details: Cause of Death: Gunfire Date of Incident: Wednesday, August 11, 1937 Location: Palisades, Nevada Weapon Used: Handgun Suspect Info: Three suspects, one convicted
Special Officer Jose Sancedo was shot and killed in the Southern Pacific rail yards in Palisades, Nevada, when he was attacked by three suspects.
It is believe the three knew that he was carrying a large sum of money in preparation for a trip to Mexico to visit family. The subjects shot him four times and stole the money. He was transported to a hospital in Elko, Nevada, where he succumbed to his wounds.
One suspect was apprehended and convicted of Officer Sancedo's murder.