Sergeant Frank Boza

Sergeant Frank Boza

Hamtramck Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, March 4, 1924

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Frank Boza

Sergeant Boza was shot and killed as he and several other officers responded to a holdup alarm at a bank across the street from the police station. Sergeant Boza was working the front desk when the call came through and ran across the street with another officer. The lookout at the bank door opened fire on the officers. Both officers were able to return fire. During the exchange Sergeant Boza was struck in the neck. The shooter was shot and killed by the other officer. A second suspect was shot and killed by a bank teller in the bank and two robbers were arrested later.
Sergeant Boza was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Two shot and killed

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Sgt. Boza was my grandfather's cousin. My grandfather was Joseph A. Karlowski, Detroit Police Dept. I noticed that Sgt. Boza's badge number was "unavailable." According to a picture of him in our family album, his badge number was 19. I just thought it would be nice to help complete the record for him. Although none of us was alive when he was killed, we are all proud of his courage and honored to be part of his extended family.

Rose M. Richards
Sgt. Boza was my grandfather's first cousin.

October 25, 2018

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