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Officer Michael Harley Boynton

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Friday, October 9, 1998

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Reflections for Officer Michael Harley Boynton

Rest in peace Officer Boynton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 9, 2019

Officer Boynton,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jacksonville. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

October 9, 2018

Michael and Family,

It is my sincere hope that my prayers over the years for your peace and strength have reached our Lord. A part of me changed forever also on 10/9/98 - I was the dispatcher working the radio that day and my heart was absolutely shattered. YOU WERE SIMPLY AN AWESOME POLICE OFFICER!! With a little green dot by your name on my roll call sheet (good unit - will help HQ)

Jacksonville was so very blessed to have you serve and protect!

I left JSO shortly after because it felt like the sun would never shine again. Its not about me, but I'm thankful for your life because it drew me closer to God and I just wanted to share that with your family.

Thank you Officer Michael Harley Boynton, and may your beautiful sweet soul forever rest in peace.

2 Corinthians 4:6 (ESV)

For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Brenda Williams
Then ECO II JSO ID# 5066

December 16, 2016

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 20, 2016

Miss ya Michael. Think about you and the guys in Jacksonville often. I can remember many of our talks before training. You and Randy had a huge impact on my life. Thank you brother.

Trooper C.W.Cook
North Carolina Highway Patrol

March 11, 2014

To my classmate Michael from BLE 6-95. I still remember our good times in the academy. Wish I was there for you or at least your family. Been gone from the area for a long time, but you are in my thoughts.

Captain Todd Bergeson
City of New London CT, PD, (Classmates)

May 14, 2013

Michael yesterday i was thinking about you, and you are dearly miss , mostly our challege on gameboy You are miss here by all your friends co workers and and family , may you be our police officer in heaven and know we miss you, our love is always with you, that friday i dont want to remember but our love for you remain in our heart.

EXP PTLM M.A.P
EXP JSO

March 19, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Boynton. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

Officer Boynton, you sir are a HERO. We will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us. Continue to rest in peace sir.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Deb

October 9, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

October 9, 2009

The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 13, 2007

Brother,

To your family and friends, you all are in our prayers and not forgotten. I never had the privelage to meet you, but heard many great things from others about you. We lost another great officer the other day, hopefully you guys can look after us and keep us safe! Rest In Peace Brother!

Officer Douglas Howell
Jacksonville Sheriff Office

October 17, 2007

On the anniversary of your death we remember you and thank you for you service.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NHn

October 9, 2007

I meet you a year before this happen, you thought me alot about how to treat people how to be kind and show respect to everyone even to those who didnt show it to us, trough out all the times we rode together i remember you bringing your game boy with you LOL you are truly miss and will always be remeber you where a gentle kind and a great person. both you and stephany who is still an officer are great i know she thinks of you alot and we all think of you all the time, Mike God Bless You i know you are watching over all of us and still conducting your duties from heaven.rest in the lords hands! very few times in life you meet someone as great as you! God bless you , your family, friends and all of those who love you! Mike You where and are great you are always remember and i know from heaven you watch over all of us. I could still recall when they call you on the Radio as O-141 well that number is retired thats your call sign and its would always be. you are in all of our hearts and thoughts God Bless You, God bless Stephany you fiance' she is strong and i know you see her from heaven. And all Your other friends, Thanks for all the positive lessons you taught me which i use in life every day. You are always remember and very much miss i learn more from you than i did from other people and those lesson i would never forget and use on my every day life! Rest in Peace your duty ended and now is time for you to rest. you would always be a brother in blue to all of those who knew you!

M.P. JSO Former Police explorer
Class 4-97 post 948

April 25, 2007

I meet you a year before this happen, I was a police explorer at the time and you thought me alot about how to treat people how to be kind and show respect to everyone even to those who didnt show it to us, trough out all the times we rode together i remember you bringing your game boy with you LOL you are truly miss and will always be remeber you where a gentle kind and a great person. both you and stephany who is still an officer are great i know she thinks of you alot and we all think of you all the time, Mike God Bless You i know you are watching over all of us and still conducting your duties from heaven.
rest in the lords hands! very few times in life you meet someone as great as you! God bless you , your family, friends and all of those who love you!

April 25, 2007

MAY YOU REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.THE DEPARMENT MISSS YOU BUT I KNOW YOUR LOOKING OUT FOR US WHILE WE PROTECT AND SERVE

DECTIVE.BRUCE.R.RIDENOUR
jacksonville sherrif's office

January 15, 2007

Hey bud. We miss you. You were a great swim coach at Bolles and a great policeman for JSO. I know that Coach Greg Troy at The Univ. Of Florida still thinks about you. You are always a hero. I miss talking with you about the Tenn. vs Fla. football games. We love ya!

Reserve Ofc. Matt Beckham
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

November 17, 2006

Mike you were truly a Professional. I never heard you say a bad thing about anyone. I haven't met another Police Officer like you and probably never will.

Ptlm S.S. Russo
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Mike,
You were taken from us to soon but the was a reason for it. We will never forget. R.I.P.

Ptlm. G.V. Daunhauer
Jacksonville S.O.

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