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Private First Class James Presley Boyd, Jr. | United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

Private First Class

James Presley Boyd, Jr.

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Wednesday, October 31, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 19

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Location: North Carolina

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Private First Class James Boyd was shot and killed when he and another MP encountered two suspects who had just robbed the gas station on Fort Bragg. Despite being mortally wounded, PFC Boyd was able to return fire and wounded one of the suspects.

The other MP also returned fire and killed the other suspect.

PFC Boyd was assigned to the 21st MP Company 503rd MP Battalion. He was survived by his parents, sister, and brother.

In 2010 the United States Army began hosting the PFC James Boyd Jr. Top Cop Competition which is an annual national competition designed to build camaraderie between military and civilian law enforcement agencies.

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Jimmy, (43) years later the pain and sadness in my heart hurts as if it was yesterday. I miss you Brother. As long as I have a breath of air in my lungs you will live in my heart. Thank you for your SACRIFICE. Rest in peace, PARTNER !!!

Ralph A. Romero, SGT. VET.
21st MP Co., 503rd MP Bn. Ft. Bragg, NC
October 31, 2016

 

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