Special Agent James Maurice Bostick

Special Agent James Maurice Bostick

Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, March 2, 1975

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James Maurice Bostick

Special Agent James Bostick was shot and killed in Gulfport, Mississippi, while conducting surveillance in the North Yard.

During the surveillance Agent Bostick interrupted several suspects breaking into a boxcar. When he confronted them he was attacked and shot five times; twice in the arm and three times in the back of the head.

The suspects then stole all of his personal items, including his gun and badge, and moved his body over 150 yards in an attempt to hide it under straw. His body was not located until early the next morning after his wife called the train yard to inquire on his whereabouts.

Agent Bostick was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 192

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Mississippi
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Not available


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It's now been 47 years since your murder. You will never be forgotten. God Bless Agent Bostick and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

March 2, 2022

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