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Constable George W. Boyle | Fresno County Constable's Office - Kingsburg Judicial District, California Fresno County Constable's Office - Kingsburg Judicial District, California

Constable

George W. Boyle

Fresno County Constable's Office - Kingsburg Judicial District, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 18, 1924

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 67

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/14/1924

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Constable Boyle succumbed to gunshot wounds received four days earlier when he and a Deputy City Marshal were attempting to arrest four men who had committed a murder and several robberies. The suspects opened fire, striking Constable Boyle four times. The marshal returned fire and mortally wounded one of the suspects. The other three suspects were apprehended within hours.

On November 24, 1927, one of the suspects helped organize a riot and escape attempt at Folsom Prison. Guard Ray Singleton was stabbed to death and Guard Charles Gillies suffered a fatal heart attack during the riot. The suspect and five other prisoners were sentenced to death for the murder of a prisoner killed during the riot. Four of the condemned prisoners were executed in January 1930.

Constable Boyle had been in law enforcement for over 25 years and was survived by his two sons.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th 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. It is unfortunate that corruption was at the root cause of your death.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 18, 2009

 

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