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Henry Vincents - Aug. 19, 1878 -
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Aug. 19, 1878
Caucasian Male / 40 yrs. of age
Union Pacific RR Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
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Fatal Incident Summary
Mon. Aug. 19, 1878
Special Agent Henry Vincents and Special Agent Robert Widdowfield were shot and killed killed from ambush while pursuing a suspected train robber in Carbon, Wyoming. The officers were ambushed and shot as they approached the suspect's campsite.
The suspect was later arrested and sentenced to death for the murders. Before being executed he was lynched by an angry mob.
Special Agent Vincents is buried in Saint Josephs Cemetery, Rawlins, Carbon County, Wyoming.