Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William F. Boyle

Dobbs Ferry Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, October 17, 1897

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Reflections for Police Officer William F. Boyle

Officer Boyle,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dobbs Ferry. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 17, 2017

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Boyle and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

October 13, 2015

I grew up hearing the story and seeing the picture of my Great Great Grandfather (He was my Grandfathers' Grandfather) in his uniform holding his wooden nightstick. He was shield #1, and his shield, nightstick and handgun are on display in the Dobbs Ferry Police Dept. I think it is greatly because of him that my Father served as a Probation Officer for 39 years, and in Jan. 1998 I became a Police officer in Dobbs Ferrys' neighboring Village of Ardsley. In Jan. 2007 my younger brother became a Police Officer in Ardsley as well. I am very proud to say he is my Great Great Grandfather, and hope to make him proud as well.

P.O. Bryan R. Watson
Great Great Grandson/ Ardsley, NY Police Dept.

June 25, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 112th 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.

How nice it is that this web site exists so that your family can honor you with a reflection.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


October 17, 2009

I naturally never knew my grandfather. My father,James Boyle, was only five years old when his father died. Since I was a boy I remember my grandfather in my daily prayers.
It is my understanding that after a storm my grandfather would walk the board walks of the town, removing electic wires off the board walks before the citizens of the town went out. The wires would still be alive with electicity and a stiff solid copper. After moving one out of the way it sprung back landing on him. I understand he was the first officer killed in the line of duty, in Westchester County. If he was anything like my father he was a kind ,gentle man, who got the job done. At 69 years of age I am proud he was my grandfather. Yours, Jim Boyle.

James Boyle

April 20, 2009

Rest in peace. You will not be forgotten.

Deputy C. Myers
Delaware County Sheriff's Office

June 11, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

October 16, 2007

Rest in peace Officer Boyle, your memory will live on in everyone who wears the uniform.

A Dutch Peacekeeper

October 8, 2006

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