Special Officer Jose Sancedo

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.