Patrolman John G. Boyd

Patrolman John G. Boyd

Kingston Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, March 9, 1918

John G. Boyd

Patrolman John Boyd succumbed to injuries sustained one week earlier when the trolley he was riding on was struck by a West Shore Railroad train at the Broadway Crossing.

Patrolman Boyd was on duty and was riding in the front platform with the motorman when the trolley and train collided. He was thrown onto the train's cowcatcher. He was taken to Kingston City Hospital where he remained until passing away.

Two other passengers were also killed in the crash.

Patrolman Boyd had served with the Kingston Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Train accident
  • Incident Date Monday, March 4, 1918

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Patrolman Boyd,
On today, the 98th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Kingston.


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March 9, 2016

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