Patrolman Harrison L. Boyd

Patrolman Harrison L. Boyd

Marietta Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, January 11, 1925

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Harrison L. Boyd

Patrolman Boyd was shot and killed when he interrupted two men burglarizing a grocery store on Union Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Patrolman Boyd engaged the two men in a shootout but his service weapon jammed. He was mortally wounded by the suspects' gunfire.

Both men were arrested and sent to prison. One was paroled on December 6, 1936. On September 3, 1937, he was killed in a gun battle with police in Clark County, Ohio, in which Patrolman Martin P. Randolph of the Springfield, Ohio, Police Department and Chief Deputy Sheriff Edward Furry, of the Clark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio, were also killed.

Patrolman Boyd was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 7

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted


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Patrolman Boyd, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 24, 2019

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