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Detective James Rauland | Northern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Northern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Detective

James Rauland

Northern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 1, 1899

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: North Dakota

Incident Date: 11/1/1899

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Detective Rauland was shot and killed while he attempted to arrest suspected train robbers in the rail yard at Williston, North Dakota. He had placed two men under arrest but as he took the third into custody the man produced a pistol and opened fire. Despite being mortally wounded, Detective Rauland was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

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Thank you for your service. You lived to protect and serve our country, and your memory will live on forever. Thank you.

Max
May 7, 2013

 

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