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Detective John Boss

New York Central Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, August 24, 1919

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Reflections for Detective John Boss

Rest In Peace Railroad Police Detective John Boss. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting America's steel roadways.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers and those brave souls who choose to follow in your footsteps. I also Pray that the scum who murdered you shall burn forever in the lake of fire.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 20, 2016

The Promise: Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 9, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 94th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 12, 2013

Det. Boss,
It has taken over 89 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice.



January 22, 2009

Detective Boss, my Dad spent five years as a New York Central Patrolman. He grew up with the Railroad as both his father and step-grandfather worked for the New York Central. His brother also worked for that line. The years he spent with the New York Central, the five as a cop and the years prior to that working the trains were the happiest he's ever been. Though he loved his time on my hometown's PD, he never really has let go of his time with the railroad. He left only because at the time, frequent lay offs were a problem.

I say all this because I know railroad people, you're a different breed and that becomes part of you. You died protecting one of the most vital parts of the American economy and for the time you spent protecting it, you truly are a hero. My Dad misses the railroad and I'm sure, up in Heaven, you miss it too.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

January 21, 2009

You are not forgotten.


January 18, 2009

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