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Police Officer Richard Allen Boles | Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Richard Allen Boles

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Monday, November 28, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Murdered in prison

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Officer Richard Boles and Officer David Strzalkowski were shot and killed after responding to a call in the Aventura area.

The call turned out to be bogus, called in by a paroled felon. When they located the complainant, the man began to struggle with them and gained control of Officer Boles' service weapon. He opened fire, fatally wounding both officers. During the struggle, the officers were able to put out a distress call and the responding officers arrested the suspect.

The suspect had been released from prison 10 days earlier after serving seven years of a 15 year sentence for attempted murder. On August 9, 1990, he was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to death. On April 19, 1995, he and another death row inmate were stabbed to death by two fellow inmates in the exercise yard at the Florida State Penitentiary.

Officer Boles is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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Police Officer David Henry Strzalkowski
Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida
End of Watch: Monday, November 28, 1988
Cause: Gunfire

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Richie and Dave we are here and missing you. Your watch ended on this day in 1988. We have not forgotten. Miss you guys

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