Patrol Special Police Officer Joseph W. Boswell

Patrol Special Police Officer Joseph W. Boswell

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, May 3, 1977

Joseph W. Boswell

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.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 2645

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Not available

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