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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Thank you for your service, both military and police, and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

July 12, 2020

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