Detective Clinton Monroe Boggs

Detective Clinton Monroe Boggs

Mount Airy Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, February 25, 1971

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Clinton Monroe Boggs

Detective Boggs was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle that had just been stolen from a local dealership. The suspect shot Detective Boggs four times before fleeing to Carroll County, Virginia, where he was taken into custody.

The suspect was returned to North Carolina where he was convicted of murdering Detective Boggs and sentenced to life in prison. He was paroled on January 22, 1991.

Detective Boggs had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender paroled in 1991

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Det. Boggs,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mount Airy. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 25, 2021

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