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Patrolman Wayne Clifton Boggus | Scottsboro Police Department, Alabama Scottsboro Police Department, Alabama

Patrolman

Wayne Clifton Boggus

Scottsboro Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Thursday, August 8, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 4 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Wayne Boggus was shot and killed after he and another officer arrested a drunk and disorderly man.

They searched the man and located a concealed handgun. As they walked him to the patrol car the man produced a second concealed handgun and shot Patrolman Boggus in the neck. Although mortally wounded, Patrolman Boggus was able to return fire and fatally wounded the suspect.

Patrolman Boggus was survived by his wife and children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 49th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
August 9, 2012

 

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