Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer James B. Boyle

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, May 31, 2019

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Reflections for Police Officer James B. Boyle

One see's how devastating man can be; war, 9/11. Through that devastation one encounters the polar opposite - one comes across people who are good and genuine. Jimmy Boyle was that person. Post 9/11 I had the opportunity to work alongside Jimmy near Ground Zero. We kept in touch. I remember Jimmy retiring from NYPD. He invited me to Florida and I invited him to Ireland. We fished off of Montauk and camped together in upstate New York. We talked about the job, family, 9/11, PTSD. We could call each other at any time of the day or night.
Jimmy was versed in legal matters and unfortunately knew first hand about certain health issues. Despite all this, even after retirement, Jimmy still assisted numerous people, civil servants, and veterans in many ways - listening, making deliveries, assisting in filling out paperwork, and opening his door to provide a roof over one's head. He was a great crutch.
Over four years ago I saw Jimmy failing physically. Sometimes you just know. I remember shaking hands with him in his living room little did I know it was the last time I'd see him. He didn't have long. When I got confirmation that Jimmy did indeed pass there was an emptiness. Still is. I miss the long talks on the phone. I miss the pranks. Guidance. Words of reassurance. So glad I got to know a really good person. During the holiday season we realize health is wealth. Rest in peace. Keep a tight one!!

Patrick J. Mulkern
New York State Police 176th C Session

December 10, 2022

Lord Jesus, as we watch our nation’s brave law enforcement officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the law enforcement officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, D.Div, NCCA, M.S.B.S.
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

March 11, 2022

I wanted to say thank you for your friendship. You treated me with respect and compassion. You were one of a kind. I’m sorry I didn’t laugh at some of your jokes, but even your not so funny jokes I miss. I miss you so much James B Boyle see you later,
Love you sweetie

Sonia Crossing Guard 9/98-2002

December 28, 2021

Officer Boyle,
On today, the 3rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York City and for our Country as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 31, 2021

One of the many amazing men and women who gave so selflessly and heroically that day and the many days that followed. Thank you for your service and please know that your memory and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

May 31, 2021

Rest in peace, brother.

Lieutenant Raymond Flores
NYPD (retired)

May 31, 2021

Great guy and great delegate always put everyone's needs ahead of his own Miss him alot Till we meet again

Po Joseph C. Fox retired

November 15, 2020

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

May 31, 2020

Not just a great cop ,but also a Veteran who was deployed during Operation Desert Storm.Jimmy faced both the horrors of War and then the horrors of 911.Job well done my friend and THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE !!!!!!!

Retried Police Officer

March 18, 2020

Jimmy we miss you, a good cop and a better friend.

Sgt Frank Vitale
Friend and coworker

March 15, 2020

RIP Jimmy.

Retired Police Officer Carlos Nunez

March 15, 2020

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