Jim Herrod is a retired politician and good friend to Mayor Turner. Big Boy employed Herrod as the boss of the auto theft and bombing protection rackets in the city. When Tracy captures the heads of these two rings (Duke and Slip Buckley), Tracy learns that Herrod is their leader. After some detective work, Tracy went to arrest Boss Herrod at City Hall and a gunfight ensued. The mayor was wounded by Herro’d bodyguards and Tracy shot Herrod dead.