Images of Thomas Boyle, Jr.'s Funeral Service
The community gathered to honor a fallen hero on Saturday, June 30.
Community members, police officers and members of the military gathered at Davenport Family Funeral Home in Barrington on Saturday to honor the life of Thomas Boyle, Jr., 62.
Boyle was killed Monday, June 18 while working as a security contractor in Afghanistan. A Marine and two-tour, veteran of Vietnam, who earned the Cross of Gallantry, Mr. Boyle served the Chicago Police Department for 30 years and, upon retirement, went on to work for a private detective agency, and then as a security contractor overseas. In addition to the time he served in Afghanistan, Mr. Boyle also served in Kosovo and Iraq, where he provided security and training in law enforcement.
Boyle will be buried today in Spooner, Wisconsin.