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Patrolman Walter P. Boyle | Toledo Police Department, Ohio Toledo Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

Walter P. Boyle

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Friday, December 8, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Boyle was shot and killed by a man he was attempting to serve a warrant on for beating his wife. The suspect ran from his home when officers arrived. He turned and shot Patrolman Boyle four times as the officer pursued him.

A short time later 50 officers cornered the suspect in a garage. When he shot at them they responded with shotgun fire killing him instantly.

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You have made the ultimate sacrafice to serve and protect the community. You bring great honor to the Toledo Police Department and our family. I look to you, Uncle Danny, Uncle Bill and my father as inspiration to continue the Boyle tradition of a life of honorable service in law enforcement. It is a great honor to have been named after you. God bless you Uncle Walter.

Officer Walter V. Boyle
LAPD
June 12, 2008

 

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