Police Officer John R. Boston

Police Officer John R. Boston

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, July 20, 1881

John R. Boston

Police Officer John Boston was shot and killed by a gang of horse thieves after arresting two of the gang members.

He and a posse had tracked the horse thieves in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory (present day Oklahoma) and arrested two of the men. As they returned to McAlester the other five thieves ambushed them, killing Officer Boston.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Oklahoma
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Officer Boston,
On today, the 135th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

July 20, 2016

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