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Park Ranger James Alexander Cary | United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

Park Ranger

James Alexander Cary

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Saturday, March 12, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Arkansas

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never apprehended

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Ranger Cary was shot and killed when he was ambushed by bootleggers on West Mountain in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas. His body was discovered the next day by other rangers. His killers were never found.

Ranger Cary was survived by his wife, 5-year-old son, and 8-month-old daughter.

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You were the first and sadly not the last to die for our mission. May your sacrifice never be forgotten.

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December 3, 2015

 

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