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Special Agent James Maurice Bostick | Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Agent

James Maurice Bostick

Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Sunday, March 2, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # 192

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Mississippi

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Not available

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Agent Bostick was shot and killed in Gulfport, Mississippi, while conducting surveillance on the North Yard. During the surveillance Agent Bostick interrupted several suspects breaking into a boxcar. When he confronted them he was attacked and shot five times; twice in the arm and three times in the back of the head.

The suspects then stole all of his personal items, including his gun and badge, and moved his body over 150 yards in an attempt to hide it under straw. His body was not located until early the next morning after his wife called the train yard to inquire on his whereabouts.

Agent Bostick was survived by his wife.

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Special Agent Bostick was my "Daddy Jim" and I was 4 when he was killed. I remember my grandmother crying that morning the call came as she sat in her bed clutching her rings. She told me he had gone to be with the angels. I loved him very much.

Deidre Stone
Step grand daughter
July 4, 2015

 

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