Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Kip E. Boulis

Perrysburg City Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, May 30, 1976

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Reflections for Patrolman Kip E. Boulis

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Kip E. Boulis of the Perrysburg City Police Department, Ohio and the additional 61 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 30, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 30, 2015

I was an officer from a neighboring jurisdiction (Maumee). I was also the last person to talk with Kip as he was swept under the Maumee/Perrysburg bridge, struggling as he was cramping. I participated in the initial bank side search for him and took my partner to the ER to be treated for hypothermia when Kip did not immediately turn up.
Our report initially indicated was that the boat contained several children.Kip was known to do anything to help a child. Sadly, we later learned not only were there no children, there was no overturned boat.
No day goes by that I do not remember Kip's selfless sacrifice.

Ptl Paul Wortman
Maumee Division of Police

December 17, 2014

Last year was the first time I participated in the Memorial Day run--I remember that day in 1976 when we heard that my cousin, Kip had drowned. It was a sad day, and there is still that vacant spot in our family.
Does anyone know the date of the run for 2014? Last year they had online registration, but this year I don't even see the race on the calendar for Perrysburg. We plan on being there--remembering Kip with the rest of his family.

Mary Snyder
Cousin

April 9, 2014

I was looking for a 5k to run this weekend, and came across the Kip Boulis 5k. I'm not from the area so I did not know the name. I goggled it, and found out that Kip is a hero. My condolences to his family. I am proud to run this 5k in Kip's honor.

Monica Longmore

May 25, 2013

I Would like to leave my Condolences to the Family of Patrolman, Mr. Kip Boulis. I ALWAYS Think of that Moment in My Life that He Gave His LIFE Trying to SAVE LIVES! Such COURAGE and SELFLESSNESS. I also attended his funeral at a very young age, and he was truly LOVED by Many. I Janaline, will Always Be GRATEFUL because I am one of those Boaters that He was trying to rescue.

Thank-You

GRATEFUL, Janaline (Jan)
One Lucky Boater

April 16, 2013

I knew Kip. Intimately. He was without doubt one of the kindest souls I’ve ever met in my 60 years. Although I’ve lived in California since 1975 and we lost track of one another when I moved, Kip made such a profoundly positive impression on me, I’ve never forgotten him. So much so that this morning I finally tried to find him on the internet. I expected to see a happy husband and father, still involved in law enforcement, giving back to the community that he loved. Clearly he was a genuinely selfless man. He gave his life to save others. That does not surprise me. That is exactly who he was. I have kept his warm memory in my heart for many years and will continue to do so. His photo is exactly as I remember him, although I loved his infectious grin. I am so glad that Perrysburg still honors him, and with something he enjoyed immensely. My heartfelt condolences, these too many years later, to those who knew and loved him.

Susan Crawford
Kip's friend

September 28, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 30, 2012

Looking forward to seeing family and friends run this Monday in honor of you. Your forever in our hearts..I love you Uncle Kip, your greatly missed.

Kari Boulis Damron
Niece

May 24, 2012

36 years ago, at the end of May when I was in middle school, there was a terrible accident. A police officer who I knew from camp (Camp Store) drowned while trying to save others. He was 30 years old. Many students knew him because he had an active role with youth in the community. It seems odd that today more years have passed since his death, than years in his life. A person who I saw as a leader and role model and as an older adult in my memories, I find my memory of him at the time is 18 years younger than I am today. RIP Officer Kip,

civilian
Student at a Camp

May 17, 2012

Kathleen,

Your love for Kip is a tribute to the person Kip is. And you yourself must be a truely wonderful woman.

I know that he is always in your mind and heart. He touched so many people, in life and in death. I know he has inspired me to live better, try harder and to remember what I am put on this earth for, to help other who need it, no matter the reason or sacrifice.

God Speed Kathleen... And God has Kip next to him waiting for all of us to return to Him.

Phil

SGT Phil Abdoo
Macomb County Sheriff's Office (MI)

August 3, 2010

You're thought of today...

Kathleen
Friend

September 18, 2008

Stopping by to show my respects...you're a true Hero...
(Hi Sandi...doing well and hope you are...thanks much)

Kathleen

June 26, 2008

I was thinking about you today Kathleen. Where are you? I hope all is well.

Sandi
Friend

March 23, 2008

"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

January 8, 2008

Barchot veTefillot....

Kathleen

August 10, 2007

On June 23rd 2007 Kip was re-united with his mother as she left us to be with the Lord. Mother & Son together once again....you are both dearly missed.~K~

~K~
Niece

June 29, 2007

Kip..yesterday my mother was found in her home..she passed away. I kept thinking she was busy...Wish I could talk to you...I hope you've met her...I miss her...

Kathleen

June 24, 2007

Good Morning Kip...thinking about you...

Kathleen

June 13, 2007

Today is 31 years since you left us. Heaven is smiling...you'll never be forgotten. You were an outstanding professional who was kind, patient, encouraging, who never placed yourself above others or exhibited arrogance...qualities that are difficult to find...I think of you with respect...you were an honorable man. Know that you are missed....Shalom..

Kathleen

May 30, 2007

Kip: Today it's been 30 years, 11 months and 24 days since you left us...next week it'll be 31 years. Sometimes it doesn't seem that long ago...

Kathleen

May 24, 2007

Hazeann: Thank you for the kind comments. I'll be indebted to your husband for his thoughtfulness in taking/sending me the photos. You're both very special. Shalom...

Kathleen

May 22, 2007

Kathleen
My husband is Christopher Cunningham who took the photos of Kips resting place for you. Your request for those photos has sparked him to take notice of who and what Kip represented. The best of the best. We are planning on participating in Kips run/walk with our children and will be enlightening them to Kips story. Truly a gone but not forgotten scenario. God bless you for being such a devoted, kind and loving individual. Our world needs more like you. Kip, you were blessed to have such a wonderful person in your life.

Hazeann Cunningham

May 15, 2007

Friend: I would love to attend the run...live in Alabama presently...my mother is seriously ill, so am planning a trip home to Ohio...if the run coincides, might be able to attend....I know I'll visit his resting place. This past Saturday evening there was a memorial candlelight event sponsored by C.O.P.S. and F.O.P.(for all officers who lost their life) on the state capital. Relatives and friends got up and stated their loved one's name, PD Dept and year...I got up and spoke Kip's name....so he was remembered this past Saturday...

Kathleen
Friend...

May 8, 2007

Kathleen
Your dedicatrion to Kip is amazing. I live not far from perrysburg, and we will be participating in this years run in Kips name. You should come.

May 6, 2007

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