Patrolman Kip E. Boulis

Patrolman Kip E. Boulis

Perrysburg City Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, May 31, 1976

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Kip E. Boulis

Patrolman Kip Boulis drowned in the Maumee River, near the Maumee-Perrysburg Bridge, while attempting to rescue boaters who had been thrown into the water when their boat capsized at 9:40 pm.

He and a Maumee police officer both dove into the water to attempt to rescue the man and three children who were clinging to the boat. The other officer was able to return to shore, but Patrolman Boulis went under the surface and drowned. His body was recovered at 1:15 am.

Patrolman Boulis was a United States Marine Corps Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Perrysburg Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his mother, father, grandmother, two brothers, and a fiancee.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned
  • Incident Date Sunday, May 30, 1976

water rescue

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Kip's Father, Russ married my Aunt Mary later in life, so he became my Cousin by marriage. I just always thought of him as a cousin, because that is how he treated me when I was a kid.

I only met him once or twice, but I remember he played catch with me in Perrysburg on one of those meetings.

Never Forgotten!

John "Cousin"

August 15, 2023

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