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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Rest in Peace Special Agent Larry E. Boles. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the scum that murdered you shall forever burn in the lake of fire.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

July 8, 2016

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