Friday, June 22, 2012

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.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Semper Fi Sir.

6/22/2012 12:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain't that a bitch! Survived the savages here and killed by savages over seas... God Bless you Office!

6/22/2012 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did not know you, but may the LORD cradle & HUG you and may you be at peace eternally...

6/22/2012 12:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thomas was really a character like his father, and we miss him already.

6/22/2012 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom worked for me in 020 when i was assigned to days for a short period. What a man! A mans man. Semper Fi

6/22/2012 01:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ne oblivisci, hoc iam defendere. Requiem in pacem.

U.S. Army Infantry (ABN)

6/22/2012 03:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom was one of a kind.

May God take care of his family and friends.

Rest in Peace Tom.

6/22/2012 05:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Mike Miller said...

A few years ago, Tom Boyle and I went through training for DynCorp as Police Advisors. I had not known Tom from the Job. He was a quiet, tough, professional who carried himself as a gentleman at all times and set the example for younger Officers in training. We have lost an outstanding Marine and Chicago Police Officer. I am proud to have been his friend.

6/22/2012 06:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the PO Boyle who was in 020 in the early 90's? God Bless whomever this PO is!

6/22/2012 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

god speed

6/22/2012 07:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I worked with Tom. Strange but a good man! Always had ones back. RIP now Tom.

6/22/2012 08:18:00 AM  
Anonymous JAFO said...

Where are all the next Tom Boyles -
not only on the CPD, but in every discipline and job?

I know several people like Mr. Boyle. People dedicated to what they have worked in all their life and still trying to make a difference in whatever endeavors they are still in.

You don't meet too many people like that in your lifetime.

There should be some special department (CPD) recognition for this man. (Real recognition - like creating the Boyle Award (for long-term dedicated service))

Better yet, city recognition for a dedicated person with principles and just an everyday attitude to set a positive example.

This man deserves a 10,000 times more recognition than that POS Herbie Pulgar.

Do something in memory of Boyle.

Not a LEO, JAFO.

6/22/2012 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom saved my ass on a 10-1 about 20 years ago, A good copper.

6/22/2012 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I'll retire to Florida

6/22/2012 09:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Going from one extreme to the other, but living a hero all the way through. Prayers to the family and thanks for a lifetime of service.

6/22/2012 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fair winds and following seas officer. May you now have the eternal peace you so well deserve.

6/22/2012 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous friend of many CDP said...

A true hero. Rest In Peace Sir.

6/22/2012 10:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God bless this fine man and his family.

Can we PLEASE get all of our people out of that place?

6/22/2012 11:07:00 AM  
Blogger bdoran said...


6/22/2012 11:31:00 AM  
Anonymous 11th dist king said...

Wow is this Tom Boyle from 20?

6/22/2012 11:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i didn't have the opportunity to meet this man, but allow me to give my thanks for your service and courage. and obviously you made quite an impression on others for you to be mentioned in such fashion.

6/22/2012 11:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not right. Not fair. RIP.

6/22/2012 12:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for the loss of this man's life; meanwhile there are countless amounts of people that are oxygen thieves who suck the life out of society that will live longer than him.

I never met the man, but I will pray for him and his family.

6/22/2012 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again, I'm surprised that they actually acknowledged this worthy story.
Rest In Peace, Our Brother

6/22/2012 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After a lifetime of service he died doing what he loved.

We should all be so lucky.

RIP, Marine

6/22/2012 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP sir.

6/22/2012 06:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

God Bless
Remember all our Deployed CPD with our Armed Forces

6/22/2012 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, this is the Tom Boyle from 020!

6/22/2012 07:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I knew Tom back before he retired. He was a Man known to have "Kept The Faith" Semper Fi! My Brother...

Sgt. Bruce Rapa (RET)

6/22/2012 10:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tommy we will miss you very much.Who has done more for their country,the Dept you never quit.You were a great copper and Marine,I am proud to have you as a good friend.M Byrne.

6/23/2012 12:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Musical Memories In Motion said...

If someone can reach out to the family of Tom Boyle. I will gladly make them a memorial video if they should so desire!

Musical Memories In Motion...
773 750 6646

GodSpeed Tom!

6/24/2012 06:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

RIP Tom and Semper Fi. It will take awhile for his body to leave Bahgram and Dover. Once someone hears of his memorial service...please advise. thanks.

6/26/2012 09:44:00 PM  

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