Deputy Sheriff James J. Boney

Deputy Sheriff James J. Boney

Brule County Sheriff's Department, South Dakota

End of Watch Monday, September 6, 1926

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James J. Boney

Deputy Boney was shot and killed while searching for a robbery suspect. The suspect had robbed and person who had offered him a ride as the suspect kidnapped. Another passerby found the victim, who was tied up, and freed him before calling the sheriff's department.

Deputy Boney located the victim's car and as he searched for the suspect nearby he was shot several times and killed. A posse was formed and located the suspect near the Missouri River. The man was killed in a shootout with the posse.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, September 5, 1926
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice and may you always rest in peace knowing that your fellow law enforcement will always remember and thank you.

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

September 6, 2020

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