Patrolman Walter P. Boyle

Patrolman Walter P. Boyle

Toledo Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, December 8, 1961

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Walter P. Boyle

Patrolman Boyle was shot and killed by a man he was attempting to serve a warrant on for beating his wife at 619 Elmore Street.

The suspect ran from his home when officers arrived. He turned and shot Patrolman Boyle four times as the officer pursued him.

A short time later, 50 officers cornered the suspect in a garage. When they fired tear gas shells, he shot at them, they responded with shotgun fire killing him instantly.

Patrolman Boyle had served with the Toledo Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and three brothers. The brothers also served with the Toledo Police Department.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

domestic, parolee, warrant service

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Walter P. Boyle of the Toledo Police Department, Ohio and the additional 93 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 8, 2022

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