Detective James Rauland

Detective James Rauland

Northern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Wednesday, November 1, 1899

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James Rauland

Detective James Rauland was shot and killed while he attempted to arrest suspected train robbers in the rail yard at Williston, North Dakota.

He had placed two men under arrest but as he took the third into custody the man produced a pistol and opened fire. Despite being mortally wounded, Detective Rauland was able to return fire and killed the suspect.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location North Dakota
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 1, 2020

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