Police Officer William F. Boyle, Jr.

Police Officer William F. Boyle, Jr.

Dobbs Ferry Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, October 17, 1897

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William F. Boyle, Jr.

Police Officer William Boyle was electrocuted as he tried to move a fallen power line on Chestnut Street.

Officer Boyle had served with the Dobbs Ferry Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his expectant wife and 11 children.

The badge photo is Officer Boyle's badge.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Electrocuted


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Monday October 17th, 2022 marks the 125th anniversary of the passing of PO William F. Boyle.

The Dobbs Ferry Police Benevolent Association remembers
Police Officer William F. Boyle
End of Watch
Sunday, October 17, 1897
Officer Boyle was the first line of Duty death in Westchester County NY. Officer Boyle was electrocuted while clearing wires, leaving behind his wife and 13 children. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice to the Village of Dobbs Ferry.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt Justin Kamke
Dobbs Ferry PBA President

October 18, 2022

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