Decorated Marine & Private Investigator Killed By Fugitive Laid To Rest

There will be three ceremonies today for the 42-year-old bounty hunter and former U.S. Marine who was shot and killed by a fugitive in Moreno Valley earlier this month.

According to authorities, James Black of Lake Elsinore was gunned down at a Moreno Valley motel while trying to apprehend 41-year-old Chad James Green on December 3. Black worked as a licensed fugitive recovery agent and private investigator, and he had five children.

“Friends and colleagues of Black describe him as a devoted family man, who was outgoing and compassionate, as well as a role model and mentor to many of the fugitive recovery agents that worked under his supervision,” family spokesman Ryan Smalls said. “His warm and friendly personality would shine through when he often reminded his friends, ‘I appreciate you.’”

The first service was at 10 a.m. this morning at St. Frances of Rome Catholic Church in Wildomar, followed by a burial service at the Riverside National Cemetary at noon.

This afternoon, a "celebration of life service" will be held at a nearby banquet hall.

Black will be laid to rest at the federal cemetery thanks to his years of service in the Marines.

A GoFundMe campaign was organized on behalf of his family.Click here if you would like to donate to them.

Read more about James Black on NBCLA.

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