Operative James W. Hair

Operative James W. Hair

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Secret Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, July 12, 1928

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James W. Hair

Operative James Hair was shot and killed by a man who had been harassing him at a shooting gallery. The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life.

Operative Hair had been with the agency for two years and had previously served with the United States Army during World War I. He was survived by his wife and two children. He is buried in Fairmont Mausoleum, Denver, Colorado.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Colorado
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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James William Hair was my grandfather. He was shot and killed when my dad was only 5 years old. His daughter ( my aunt) was only 7 years old.

My grandmother, his wife, Roxanna Cheedle Hair, loved "Jimmy" with all of her heart. She always told us how handsome he was and how smart he was. Although she was only 31 when he died she never went on another date. She lived to age 94.

I deeply appreciate the kind and respectful words that strangers have written about my Grandfather Hair. Thank you.

Holly Hair Hunts

September 7, 2021

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