Deputy Sheriff Eugene Boyarski

Deputy Sheriff Eugene Boyarski

Luzerne County Sheriff's Office, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, February 14, 1976

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Eugene Boyarski

Deputy Eugene Boyarski, his wife, and his three children were killed when two suspects fire-bombed his residence in the middle of the night. The suspects had thrown a Molotov cocktail into the house as the family slept.

The ensuing investigation revealed that Deputy Boyarski was targeted as result of an investigation he was involved with. Both suspects were apprehended but refused to identify the person who paid them to assassinate Deputy Boyarski. Both men died in prison.

Deputy Boyarski had served with the Luzerne County Sheriff's Department for five years.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Bomb
  • Weapon Explosives; Molotav cocktail
  • Offender Both deceased

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What more of a sacred place than your own home and yet to not only be targeted and cut down there by ruthless and cowardly thugs, but to also have your own family killed also is just unimaginable. I hope and pray that any assailant who was involved and affiliated with this horrendous act in any way not only faced the proper justice here on earth, but even two fold in a different place with a much higher authority and justice. Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 16, 2020

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