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Special Agent James Tillman Moye | Seaboard Air Line Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Seaboard Air Line Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent

James Tillman Moye

Seaboard Air Line Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 1, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Georgia

Incident Date: 8/30/1931

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Agent Moye succumbed to gunshot wounds received three days earlier while investigating robberies from the railroad in Esom Hill (Polk County), Georgia. Agent Moye had confronted two suspects in the railroad depot in Esom Hill and ordered them to put their hands up. The suspects instead opened fire, striking Agent Moye in the abdomen. He was taken to a hospital in Cedartown where he succumbed to his wounds three days later.

Agent Moye had served with the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Police for 7 years and had previously served as an officer for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. He was survived by his wife, three daughters and five sons.

The Seaboard Air Line Railroad gave Agent Moye's widow a $2,000 one-time payment for his murder. The badge displayed to the left is Agent Moye's actual police badge.

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Rest in Peace Special Agent James Tillman Moye. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and those brave souls who have chosen to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you burns forever in the lake of fire!

Amen.

Senior Special Agent Barry Sherwood Ret.
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
September 23, 2016

 

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