Sheriff Raymond Thomas "Buck" Boston

Sheriff Raymond Thomas "Buck" Boston

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, July 23, 1947

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Raymond Thomas "Buck" Boston

Sheriff Buck Boston was killed in a vehicle crash on Route 66, west of Sayre, Oklahoma while extraditing a prisoner from Arizona back to Illinois.

The man, a former Litchfield city clerk wanted for embezzlement, had turned himself in to police in Douglas, Arizona. Sheriff Boston and a deputy had driven to Arizona and picked the man up. They were driving back to Illinois when their car collided head-on with a tractor-trailer. Sheriff Boston and the prisoner were both killed. The deputy and driver of the truck were not injured.


  • Age 42
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Oklahoma

prisoner custody, transport

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