Patrolman Theodore T. Boynton

Patrolman Theodore T. Boynton

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 29, 1930

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Theodore T. Boynton

Patrolman Theodore Boynton succumbed to gunshot wounds received five days earlier while attempting to stop a robbery on a city bus. He was in uniform riding to work when a juvenile boarded the bus and pointed a gun at the driver. Patrolman Boynton jumped out of his seat and started struggling with the suspect. They both fell through the open doors and into the street. Patrolman Boynton struck his head on the curb and became stunned. The suspect then shot him three times and fled the scene but was apprehended a short time later.

On September 15, 1930, the suspect, 16, was found guilty of delinquency in juvenile court and sentenced to four years confinement at the state reform school at Gatesville.

Patrolman Boynton had been with the agency for three years and had previously served as a Sergeant with the United States Marine Corps. He is buried in the San Antonio National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 24, 1930
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended

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Patrolman Boynton,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with USMC.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

United States Border Patrol

July 29, 2020

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