Retiree Killed in Afghanistan
- Friends recall that Tom Boyle faced many deadly situations on the streets of Chicago during more than 30 years as a police officer. More than a decade after retirement, at age 62, he was training police in war-torn Afghanistan how best to keep the peace when he died this week.
Eager to make another part of the world safer, Boyle took a job as a security contractor, according to his wife, Pauline Boyle. He trained police in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, she said.
Pauline Boyle was notified by his company and a military chaplain on Monday of her husband’s death in Afghanistan that day.
Tom Boyle couldn't sit still in retirement and continued to try to make a difference. He will be missed.
Remembrances only here.