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Constable James Arthur Ohio County Constable's Office, Kentucky

Constable

James Arthur "Jack" Boling

Ohio County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Saturday, September 8, 1928

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Charged with murder

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Constable Jack Boling was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest five men for possessing whiskey near Davidson Station. As he attempted to take the men into custody one of them produced a handgun and opened fire, striking Constable Boling several times.

A man who had accompanied Constable Boling returned fire. It is believed some of his rounds may have accidentally struck Constable Boling, who was shot a total of nine times.

Constable Boling was survived by his wife, father, brother, and three sisters.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
May 1, 2013

 

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