Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Special Agent James Maurice Bostick

Illinois Central Gulf Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Sunday, March 2, 1975

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Reflections for Special Agent James Maurice Bostick

I want to thank each of you for the kind words of reflection honoring the life of my father, James Bostick 47 years ago. I was only 17 years old when he was murdered. He left one son, Mark, who passed away in 2017, and two daughters, Kay and Rosemary.

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you that have experienced the pain of losing a loved one.

Kay Bostick Rhea

Madolyn (KAY) Rhea

October 26, 2022

It's now been 47 years since your murder. You will never be forgotten. God Bless Agent Bostick and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

March 2, 2022

Agent Bostick, my Father was a Police Officer for the New York Central Railroad for about 5 years before leaving to join the PD of my hometown. I know from some of his stories the risks involved in being a railroad cop are as prevalent as in any LE job. It's infuriating that this happened to you and frustrating in not knowing what happened to your murderers. I take comfort in knowing in my heart that those filth faced true justice, if not in this life, then in the next.

On this solemn 43rd anniversary, I wish you a peaceful rest and God's Blessings, not only for you, but for those who still feel the pain of your being taken.

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

March 2, 2018

Special Agent Bostick was my "Daddy Jim" and I was 4 when he was killed. I remember my grandmother crying that morning the call came as she sat in her bed clutching her rings. She told me he had gone to be with the angels. I loved him very much.

Deidre Stone
Step grand daughter

July 4, 2015

I am the son of agent Bostick,I have had to spent the nearly last 40 years without a father,I am glad to see that he and all others are not forgotten. Thank You.

Mark Bostick

April 10, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

March 2, 2012



March 2, 2008

On the 30th anniversary of your death we remember your service.
We continue on in your memory.

Senior Trooper
Virginia State Police

March 2, 2005

We will not let you be forgotten. Rest in peace, my brother.


March 10, 2004

Agent Bostick, I instruct a course on officer safety involving railroads. Although I do not know the circumstances of your death...I do know the hazards of your unique profession. Your memory is honored by each officer in every class I teach. God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

February 21, 2004

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