Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Richard Allen Boles

Metro-Dade Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Monday, November 28, 1988

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Reflections for Police Officer Richard Allen Boles

Richie 34 years later and you're still in our memory and you always will be. I miss you old friend.

Bart Cohen patrol

November 27, 2022

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 28, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 28, 2019

Officer Boles,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of a Metro-Dade. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 28, 2018

Richie and Dave we are here and missing you. Your watch ended on this day in 1988. We have not forgotten. Miss you guys

Officer Bart Cohen

November 29, 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

Rich another year has come and gone without you. Mikie and I were together last night and taking about the old days. Our thoughts are with you. We miss you, my friend. We truly miss you.

Bart Coen Retired MDPD
MDPD and friend

November 28, 2015

I worked with Richie and Ski in District 6. On the morning before Richie's death I assisted him on a ag battery call. We talked about our families and his excitement about his transfer to Robbery. I asked the Supervisor to work my day off on that fateful Sunday night so Richie and I could work Area 3 together. I never got the OK and Richie was gone less than twenty fours later. It still haunts me to this very day that I wasn't there for Richie that night. God Bless you Richie Boles....I pray you are resting peacefully in Heaven along with Ski and all the others who have sacrificed themselves.....Miss you Bro.....

Patrolman DJ Cruise
Metro Dade

July 23, 2015

I worked with both officers out of the NE District....I asked to work overtime that night to work Area 3 with my friend Richie, but they didn't authorize the overtime......It still bothers me to this day....Two good men

Doug Cruise Officer
Metro Dade PD

July 23, 2015

I still get goose bumps. Two good men , who knows what good they could have done.

Barry McCabe Criminalist ii

August 22, 2014

Richie another year has come making it 25 now. Still think of you everyday. Mike and I talk of you often we get together . Miss you buddy. We all do.

Bart Cohen Retired

November 27, 2013

Richie, I still miss you and think of you often. You are still my friend and my favorite midnight partner. Rest in peace.

Cpl Kathleen Delaney Eckels
Miami Dade Police Dept, NE District Midnight Squad A

January 18, 2013

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace.

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

November 28, 2012

Rich 24 years later and time has not made it any easier. We did have some fun times messing with Mike and Pat.Thoese were the days. Miss you buddy.

Ret PO/ Det Bart Cohen

November 15, 2012

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

Officer 11169

February 14, 2012

I remember that day as if it was yesterday. To this day I tear up thinking about it and smile remembering some of the good time we had as a square. RIP my brother, you are gone but never forgotten.

Sgt. Ron Aponte (ret)
MDPD (Co worker and friend)

November 29, 2011

This is a day that changed my life forever. Losing both men, under these circumstances is a nightmare that will never be forgotten.

After being cut loose on my own, Richie would show up at every single traffic stop I made. His glasses down on his nose, waiting for me to give him a thumbs up or down. He made being a rookie a whole lot easier.

Dave was one of the most genuinely nice guys at Station 6. Although I wasn't as close to David, I remember after being injured just months before, when I returned to work he made a point of finding me and making sure I was okay. It seems like that shouldn't be a big deal, but it was because his concern was so genuine.

These were both good men, good family men who loved their children, good husbands who loved their wives. They both deserved a better fate then the hand they were dealt. As did their family.

Officer Jay Estis, Retired
Metro Dade Police Dept.

November 28, 2011

I was there that horrific night. It was our second contact with the killer Charles Street. In hindsight we should have served him up some good old fashioned police brutality even if we lost our jobs, but instead we did the "right thing" and Baker acted him. He returned to the scene and we all know what happened.
I remember the night and always will. I wish our Captain had listened to me when I told him the week before that we were very shorthanded on our shift. He responded with "you have enough people". Enough said.
I would love to hear from his family and how they are doing.
I'm sure Mrs. Boles doesn't remember me but I escorted her to a memorial fundraiser shortly thereafter.

AL LLAPUR, Sgt. (retired)
Metro Dade Police Dept.

November 28, 2011

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all for us, and you sir are a hero. Continue to rest in peace Officer Boles.

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


November 28, 2011

I can't believe it's been 23 years. I cherish the memories when we worked together at Golden Beach P.D. I so regret talking you into applying with MDPD. I wish I was not working that horrible night. I will never forget seeing you and Ski. What a terrible sight and it haunts me to this day. I drive by the spot almost everyday and I always remember. I know you and Ski are in a better place and we are worse off without you. I miss you so much.

Detective Michael Leoncini
Aventura P.D./Ret. Sgt. Golden Beach P.D.

November 28, 2011

Twenty Three years and it still hard to accept. I curse the day I hepl get you the job with the county. Rich you are still in my thoughts every day.

Ret Off Bart Cohen

November 27, 2011

I miss you everyday dad. I hope you are looking down on me from heaven and smiling. Everything I do in life is to make you proud. I will be graduating from medical school in a few years, and I pray that some day I will be the physician that saves a wounded police officer like you. You have always been and still are my inspiration to do great things in this life. I love you so much dad.

Kathy Boles

May 30, 2011


wilf olmsted
love of a brother

March 19, 2011

To The Family of Officer Boles:
I wanted to offer my sympathies on your tragic death along with your partner Officer Strzalkowski. The bravery and courage you both displayed will never be forgotten by your family, friends and colleagues. I drive by the 203rd St. sign that bears both of your names. I lived in the Aventura area for 4 years. Rest in peace Officer Boles.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 8, 2011

Rich I no you are watching down at all of us.
You are so proud of your kids. They have turned
out to be so proud of. They both miss you very
much. I miss taliking to you.And seeing you work
on that are well missed. xxoo

Jo ann Steele

November 30, 2010

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