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. 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 he shot at them they responded with shotgun fire killing him instantly.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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The sacrifice by Patrolman Walter P.Boyle will always be remembered by the Toledo Police Department. Four Boyle brothers served on that police agency. A nephew serves with LAPD. Having had a brother and a nephew ( both now deceased) who served and another nephew still serving on TPD, I fully understand the blood brotherhood and the blue blood connection all police officers have with each other in protecting their communities from the lawless. Rest In Peace Officer Boyle in the arms of Our Lord.

Captain Kenneth Koperski (retd)
Toledo (Ohio) Police Division

December 11, 2018

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