Corporal James Kenneth Bounds

Corporal James Kenneth Bounds

Mississippi Department of Public Safety - Mississippi Highway Patrol, Mississippi

End of Watch Sunday, October 21, 1984

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James Kenneth Bounds

Corporal Bounds suffered a fatal heart attack after responding to the murder scene of Conservation Officer James Wood, of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks. Upon initially arriving at the scene Corporal Bounds setup a perimeter around the area. When other officers and medical personnel arrived he entered the crime scene and learned that the victim was Officer Wood. Upon seeing Officer Wood he clutched his chest and collapsed as he said "What about his family?"

Corporal Bounds had served with the agency for 20 years. He was assigned to Troop J in Hattiesburg in Smith county.

He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge J-22

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The Great State of Mississippi and the Citizens you protected! Continue to Rest in Peace Corporal Bounds my fellow "RedLeg"!
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D

October 21, 2015

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