Hudson Valley Police Officer Killed 100 Years Ago Today
A Hudson Valley police department is remembering an officer who was killed in the line of duty on this date 100 years ago.
John G. Boyd of the Kingston Police Department died on March 9, 1918. He succumbed to injuries he sustained one week earlier when the trolley he was riding on was struck by a West Shore Railroad train at the Broadway Crossing.
According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, Patrolman Boyd was on duty and was riding on the front platform with the motorman when a trolley and train collided. Boyd and two others were killed in the crash.
Boyd served with the Kingston Police Department for 12-years.
“Officer John G. Boyd you are not forgotten. The men and women of the Kingston Police Department remember your sacrifice 100 years ago today,” the Kingston Police Department wrote on their Facebook Page.
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