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BLE member J.L. “Joe” King, 46 years old at the time of his death, was a member of BLE Division 81 in Kansas City, Kansas. He had been a BLE member for 19 years. Brother King was killed by a passing train in Topeka, Kansas, as he dismounted his train to inspect his locomotive consist. He had been an employee of Union Pacific Railroad for 23 years.