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Special Officer James Reedy Booth | Southern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police Southern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

Special Officer

James Reedy Booth

Southern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 30, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: South Carolina

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Arrested

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Special Officer Jasper Booth and Special Officer Eugene Feaster were beaten, stabbed, and shot to to death while patrolling the Southern Railroad's Hamburg shops in Aiken, South Carolina, at approximately 5:00 am.

Both officers had been patrolling the secluded roadway leading from the Augusta-Aiken Highway to the railroad's shops when they were ambushed by a group of men near a footbridge. Both officers were shot repeatedly, stabbed, beaten with clubs and kicked.

Officer Feaster was killed at the scene. Officer Booth pretended to be dead during the incident. A railroad worker found them a short time later. Officer Booth was taken to a hospital in Augsuta where he was able to make a statement before dying.

Several subjects were arrested and charged in connection with their murders.

Officer Booth was survived by his parents.

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Special Officer Booth, what a brutal and senseless way to die and clearly at the hands of animals. It does not say here what sentence (if any) these creatures face, but regardless, we can only hope and pray they faced true justice, if not in this life, then in the next.

God Bless and may you rest eternally in peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
September 2, 2016

 

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