Police Officer Michael Harley Boynton

Police Officer Michael Harley Boynton

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Friday, October 9, 1998

Michael Harley Boynton

Officer Boynton was killed in a single car accident as he was responding to an accident with injuries. During the response he swerved to miss a dog and his cruiser then struck a tree on the driver's side. He was trapped inside for an hour before being freed and flown to a local hospital. Investigators estimated he was travelling at approximately 60 mph when the accident occurred. He is survived by his fiancee.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Michael and Family,

It is my sincere hope that my prayers over the years for your peace and strength have reached our Lord. A part of me changed forever also on 10/9/98 - I was the dispatcher working the radio that day and my heart was absolutely shattered. YOU WERE SIMPLY AN AWESOME POLICE OFFICER!! With a little green dot by your name on my roll call sheet (good unit - will help HQ)

Jacksonville was so very blessed to have you serve and protect!

I left JSO shortly after because it felt like the sun would never shine again. Its not about me, but I'm thankful for your life because it drew me closer to God and I just wanted to share that with your family.

Thank you Officer Michael Harley Boynton, and may your beautiful sweet soul forever rest in peace.

2 Corinthians 4:6 (ESV)

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Brenda Williams
Then ECO II JSO ID# 5066

December 16, 2016

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