Special Agent Larry E. Boles

Special Agent Larry E. Boles

Union Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Saturday, July 9, 1977

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Larry E. Boles

Special Agent Larry Boles was shot and killed after interrupting a burglary in progress in the Union Pacific rail yards in downtown Denver, Colorado.

He had captured one suspect and called for backup, but before additional officers arrived the second suspect approached him and shot him from behind.

Agent Boles had served with the Union Pacific Railroad Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Colorado
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended


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Agent Boles,
On today, the 42nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 9, 2019

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