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Police Officer Daniel Robert Boyle | Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

Police Officer

Daniel Robert Boyle

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 6, 1991
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Reflections for Police Officer Daniel Robert Boyle

 

I remember this day. I was working day shift after Officer Boyle was shot. We were in two person patrol cars and I remember we were fixated to the radio, because they kept giving us updates on his condition. At first it looked like he would pull through, but then the radio crackled with the message that he was pronounced dead. The shock waves were running through the entire city. It was a bad day for Law Enforcement. R.I.P. Officer Ted Thomas Retired Philadelphia P.D.

Police Officer
Philadelphia P.D.
August 2, 2017

You will always be remembered. You made the ultimate sacrifice on that February day. You were a part of my father's first squad, as a rookie cop, when he first came on the job. He says he remembers you like it was yesterday, strutting around in your leather jacket. My father was much older when he joined the police department, but he said you were young and full of life. He talks to me about you and this god awful day, when your life was taken way too soon. He says how the city was in complete shock and the incident was a wake up call for the Philadelphia police department at the time, and they began doing two man car patrols. I wish that I could have had the honor of meeting you. I think about all of the fallen police officers, around the country, and especially in my city, Philadelphia. I think about the ultimate sacrifice, that many overlook, that a police officer makes every single day as soon as they put their blue uniform on. May you always rest in peace and may you always look over your loved ones. You will forever have a place in my father's heart and now mine. As I saw on a reflection posted for you earlier, "A hero is always remembered for his sacrifice." Rest in peace Danny.

Kaitlyn Connors
Daughter of Detective John Connors, P. P. D.
April 6, 2017

A hero is always remembered for his sacrfice. Continue to rest in perpetual peace my brother. Watch over your loved ones who will always have you in their hearts.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)
N.Y.P.D.
February 6, 2017

Officer Boyle, I met your mother and a sister at a rally supporting the PPD earlier today. I was so touched because of the impact her reading about you had on me, and also your young age. You were just starting to live your dream when your life was so cruelly taken.

Thank-you for your sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

Marc Eichler
Supporter of Law Enforcement Officers Everywhere
August 8, 2016

Officer Daniel R BOYLE, our collective thoughts, prayers and memories of you, are part of the living legacy of your young life that you sacrificed to protect us. God Bless You, your colleagues and community, and your loving family, and in an extra special way, your Dad a fellow brother in blue, who was, still is, and will always be, even through the tears, so very, very proud of you.

thank you to all who protect us
June 12, 2015

A Hero now in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
PA C.O.P.S.
February 6, 2015

We just purchased some chances that will benefit the Ptl Daniel Boyle Fund. The 3 winners will be announced at 9:00 PM at McCrossen's Tavern in Philly on St Patrick's Day. Glad to help out the family.

Rest In Peace, Danny :-)

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An Irishman
March 1, 2013

RIP Officer Boyle

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
February 6, 2012

Rest in peace and may god bless you.

Lt.J.Pease
B.P.D
February 6, 2012

Officer Boyle,
Sir, on today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
USBP
February 6, 2011

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ
June 23, 2010

During Police week this year 2009, I met Danny Boyles mother and sister. What a blessing it was to meet both of you.

Dear God thank you for sending the Law Enforcement community these two angels.

Ofc. Anthony Faverio
Washington DC Police 2328
May 18, 2009

To the family and friends of Officer Daniel R. Boyle and his fellow officers:

On behalf of our entire family, we wish to pay honor to Danny's memory on the ninteenth anniversary of the day he so tragically lost his life. His heroism, valor and bravery will be forever remembered.

May you be continue to be comforted by the support and caring of your law enforcement family, and other police survivors. We grieve for you and with you. Our family lost our beloved Larry Lasater when he was fatally shot in April of 2005 during a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, so we know the anquish you are still experiencing as the agony of this loss never diminishes.

I know Danny's father must have been proud to have had his son follow in his footsteps.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the years of service Danny gave to his community and the citizens of Pennslyvania, and the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 6, 1991.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg, CA PD eow 4/24/05

Phyllis L. Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater
February 6, 2009

Now our 19 year anniversary, brother. Still remember that day as if it yesterday. you are still and will always be remembered. Thanks for keeping watch o us from above, hollywood.

Joseph Bannon #5720
PPD
February 6, 2009

Danny, you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. You are not and never will be forgotten God Bless you as you continue to sleep in God's Love and in His Arms
respectfully
kathi halligan wife and mom of LEO'S Phila PA

kathi Halligan
Philadelphia
February 6, 2009

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. They will forever carry your loving memory in that special place in their hearts. You will never be forgotten.

Bob GOrdon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
February 6, 2009

we miss you

the renn
chalfont dr
February 6, 2009

I think about alot and miss you. You were a great guy.

L.A.
November 18, 2008

RIP.You were tragically taken before your time.You will always be lovingly remembered by family,friends and coworkers for years to come.

Anonymous
November 15, 2008

I remember the fun times we had when I first met you when you were 17. Then years later we came in contact again. I still miss you even though its been 17 years. My best memory is when we went out during a snowstorm and he told me not to worry he drove like that all the time. I thought oh boy here we go. He was a perfect gentleman in every way. You are dearly missed Dan. I thank you for the great job and will see you again one day.

Tina Dolch
friend
September 25, 2008

Never Forgotten

P/O #7426
PPD
May 4, 2008

Danny: We never had the pleasure of knowing you but how proud you must be of your Dad. The work he has accomplished and the good he continues to display assisting needy children to get a good Catholic education is in itself a remarkable task. Danny you died protecting the streets of your hometown; Man hath no greater love than when he gives up life for his friends.

You will never be forgot!
Love,
Sue & Mike


Family friends
February 23, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY YOUNG SIR AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH
February 4, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
January 24, 2008

Danny,
there isn't a day that goes by that i don't think about you. i wear your badge every day and every time i put it on it reminds me that you made that you made ultimate sacrifice for me and rest of the citizens of Philadelphia. its hard to believe that God could do such a thing as to take such a good person out of our lives, i guess he wanted you all to himself. thank you so much, you will never be forgotten and you will always be missed.

Anonymous
Cousin
October 28, 2007

 
 

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