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Detective James Allie Baucus | Norfolk and Western Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Norfolk and Western Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Detective

James Allie Baucus

Norfolk and Western Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Sunday, December 6, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Ohio

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Not available

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Detective James Baucus was shot and killed while attempting to arrest several men in Portsmouth, Ohio, for stealing coal and chickens.

As he walked the men to his guard shack one of them produced a .32 caliber handgun and shot him in the head at the Kendall Avenue crossing. The suspect then stole Detective Baucus' service weapon and flashlight before fleeing.

Detective Baucus had previously served as Chief of Police for Portsmouth, Ohio, and as an investigator for the Scioto County Sheriff's Department. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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RIP Detective James Allie Baucus. Thank you for your service and sacrifice protecting American Railroads. May the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderers!

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX
December 6, 2015

 

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