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Police Officer John R. Boston | United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

Police Officer

John R. Boston

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 20, 1881

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Oklahoma

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer John Boston was shot and killed by a gang of horse thieves after arresting two of the gang members.

He and a posse had tracked the horse thieves in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) and arrested two of the men. As they returned to McAlester the other five thieves ambushed them, killing Officer Boston.

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Officer Boston,
On today, the 135th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
July 20, 2016

 

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