Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Officer Theodore T. Boynton

Officer Theodore "Ted" T. Boynton
San Antonio Police Department, TX
Cause of Death: Gunfire
End of Watch: Tuesday, July 29, 1930
Date of Incident: Thursday, July 24, 1930
Age: 35
Badge Number: 66
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Suspect Info: Juvenile apprehended
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Buried: Unknown
Location of Name on National and Texas Monuments
NLEOMF: P15 - E14
TPOM: 02, C, 16

On July 24, 1930 Officer Boynton was riding on a San Antonio Public Service Company bus, dressed in uniform to work. Once the bus arrived to Goodrich Street a juvenile boarded the bus and pointed a gun at the driver to rob him. Officer Boynton rose from his seat to prevent the robbery and started struggling with the juvenile. They both fell through the open doors and into the street. Officer Boynton struck his head on the curb and became stunned. The suspect then shot him three times and fled the scene but was apprehended a short time later. Officer Boynton was on the right side, left shoulder, and the right arm. Officer Boynton was taken to Santa Rosa Infirmary but died from his wounds five days later.

Officer Boynton had been with the agency for three years. He was a native of Waco, Texas. Officer Boynton was survived by his wife, Annie Boynton, his parents, and three sisters -----source San Antonio Express News

Served as a SGT in the U.S. Marine Corps.

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