Military Police Officer John P. Boyle

Military Police Officer John P. Boyle

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

End of Watch Saturday, September 14, 1918

John P. Boyle

Military Police Officer John Boyle was shot and killed by a deserter in Hopewell, Virginia, near Fort Lee.

Military Police Officer Boyle had been notified that the subject was seen in a local restaurant outside the base without a pass. As he was attempting to arrest the subject for desertion the subject shot him in the stomach. Officer Boyle was taken to a hospital at Fort Lee where he succumbed to his gunshot wound.

The subject fled the restaurant and was captured shortly after the shooting.

Military Police Officer Boyle was survived by his parents and several siblings.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Virginia
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Arrested

arrest, deserter

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 100th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 25, 2018

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