Sheriff Boyd L. Hall

Sheriff Boyd L. Hall

Teton County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

End of Watch Wednesday, November 1, 1972

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Boyd L. Hall

Sheriff Boyd Hall was shot and killed while attempting to negotiate with a suicidal man.

Sheriff Hall was called to a ranch where a man had been drinking and was threatening suicide. Sheriff Hall asked the man to go inside and get another beer and to get him one in an attempt to calm him down. As he waited, the man shot through the window, hitting him in the heart area killing him instantly. Other officers at the scene returned fire, but it is believed the suspect killed himself.

Sheriff Hall was a U.S. Navy veteran who had served as the Sheriff of the Teton County Sheriff's Office for two years and had previously served 11 years with the Wyoming Highway Patrol. He was survived by his wife, three children, three stepchildren, and two grandchildren.

A shooting range in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has been named after Boyd L. Hall in his memory.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

suicide attempt

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50 years have past, but you are not forgotten. Thank you for your service and sacrifice to our community. The Teton County Sheriff’s Office will honor you and never let the memory of your bravery fade.

Rest easy brother, we have the watch from here.

Teton County Sheriff’s Office

November 4, 2022

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