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Howard L Boyd

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Howard L Boyd

Birth
Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
29 Jan 1937 (aged 36)
Delaware, USA
Burial
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA Add to Map
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Howard Boyd was appointed a Patrolman of the Wilmington Police Department on 01Aug1922. Less than three weeks later, while walking a foot patrol on midnight shift on Lancaster Ave at Ford Ave. Ptlm. Boyd observed two theft suspects. While questioning them, one produced a shotgun and shot and wounded Ptlm. Boyd.
Ptlm. Boyd recovered and by 21Jan1931 he had been made Chief Of Police. At the time of his promotion, Chief Boyd was one of the youngest major city police chiefs in the country. Boyd went on to become Superintendent Of Public Safety. Superintendent Boyd passed away from a sudden heart attack on 29Jan1937. He left behind a wife and daughter.
Howard Boyd was appointed a Patrolman of the Wilmington Police Department on 01Aug1922. Less than three weeks later, while walking a foot patrol on midnight shift on Lancaster Ave at Ford Ave. Ptlm. Boyd observed two theft suspects. While questioning them, one produced a shotgun and shot and wounded Ptlm. Boyd.
Ptlm. Boyd recovered and by 21Jan1931 he had been made Chief Of Police. At the time of his promotion, Chief Boyd was one of the youngest major city police chiefs in the country. Boyd went on to become Superintendent Of Public Safety. Superintendent Boyd passed away from a sudden heart attack on 29Jan1937. He left behind a wife and daughter.

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  • Created by: Al Wysock
  • Added: Aug 16, 2020
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/214461533/howard_l-boyd: accessed ), memorial page for Howard L Boyd (1 Jan 1901–29 Jan 1937), Find a Grave Memorial ID 214461533, citing Silverbrook Cemetery and Memorial Park, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA; Maintained by Al Wysock (contributor 50498011).