Bio & Incident Details
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Location: North Carolina
Offender: Shot and killed
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.