Trooper James E. Boland

Trooper James E. Boland

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, July 26, 1987

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James E. Boland

Trooper Boland was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic in Traverse City following a community event. The drunk driver fled the scene but was later apprehended. She pled guilty to negligent homicide.
Trooper Boland was survived by his wife, five children, parents, and siblings.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Guilty of manslaughter

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Trooper Boland, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 1, 2019

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