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Patrol Special Police Officer Joseph W. Boswell | San Francisco Police Department, California San Francisco Police Department, California

Patrol Special Police Officer

Joseph W. Boswell

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 3, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 2645

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Not available

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Patrol Special Police Officer Joseph Boswell was shot and killed when he interrupted a drugstore robbery on his post. Two suspects had taken the five drugstore employees hostage. When Patrol Special Police Officer Boswell visited the drugstore at 9:00 pm, he was met by the gunmen, armed with a 12-gauge shotgun.

The suspects shot and killed Patrol Special Police Officer Boswell and fled the scene.

Patrol Special Police Officer Boswell had served as a special officer for 20 years.

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