Patrolman Wayne Clifton Boggus

Patrolman Wayne Clifton Boggus

Scottsboro Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, August 8, 1963

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Wayne Clifton Boggus

Patrolman Wayne Boggus was shot and killed after he and another officer arrested a drunk and disorderly man.

They searched the man and located a concealed handgun. As they walked him to the patrol car the man produced a second concealed handgun and shot Patrolman Boggus in the neck. Although mortally wounded, Patrolman Boggus was able to return fire and fatally wounded the suspect.

Patrolman Boggus was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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