Patrolman James R "JR" Boyce Jr.

Photo of Patrolman James R "JR" Boyce Jr.
End of Watch: Sat, Oct 5th, 1974
Date of Incident: Sat, Oct 5th, 1974
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 6 years
Age: 32


His wife, son, daughter, mother and sister.


Patrolman Boyce was shot and killed while off duty on his way home when he responded to a robbery in progress. The suspects shot him multiple times as they exited the restaurant's back door.

The suspects were sentenced to life in prison after their arrest. One suspect attempted to escape from Lake County Jail in 1997 and was killed. A second offender was denied parole on November 2, 2006.

Patrolman Boyce's son serves as assistant chief with the Kouts Indiana Police Department.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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