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 a United States Marine Corps Reserve World War II veteran who had served with the Scottsboro Police Department for four months and previously served as a correctional officer for three years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two stepchildren, mother, and sister.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 3 years, 4 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

arrest attempt, convicted felon, disorderly

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Patrolman Boggus,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

August 8, 2023

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