Police Officer Daniel Robert Boyle

Police Officer Daniel Robert Boyle

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, February 6, 1991

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Daniel Robert Boyle

Officer Boyle succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier after stopping a stolen car. The suspect was found after falling through a skylight into an apartment after setting himself on fire. The man was sentenced to death, but the sentence was vacated in 2015 when he was ordered to serve live without possibility of parole.

Officer Boyle had served with the agency for seven months since graduating from academy. He was survived by his mother, father, stepmother, and two sisters. His father also served as a detective with the Philadelphia Police Department.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 5459

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, February 4, 1991
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Officer Boyle, on this 30th anniversary of your untimely and heroic departure, please know that your service and your heroic sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement family. Rest in peace always and God Bless you, your family and loved ones, and the brave men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department.

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

February 6, 2021

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