Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 1404
Weapon: Rifle; .270 caliber
Offender: One killed; One apprehended
Trooper William Doyle was shot and killed while pursuing a stolen car. The car had been stolen from the Griffins Air Force Base by two escaped mental patients. When they stole the vehicle a loaded .270 rifle was inside the vehicle. As Trooper Doyle pursued the stolen car one of the suspects opened fire, shattering the front and back window of the patrol car, killing Trooper Doyle. Trooper Doyle's body was found by his brother, who was also a trooper working in the same district.
One suspect later shot and killed the other suspect because he wanted to hold his wife and children hostage. The second suspect then surrendered.
Trooper Doyle had been with the agency for five years.