PHOTO: Officers Honor Thomas Boyle
The U.S. Marine was killed in Afghanistan. His body was brought to Davenport Family Funeral Home in Barrington yesterday.
Thomas Boyle, Jr., 62, was killed in Afghanistan last week while serving as a security contractor.
Boyle's body arrived at Davenport Family Funeral Home in Barrington yesterday.
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.
Locally, Mr. Boyle was personally responsible for capturing brothers Tyrone and Larry Strickland, who were later convicted of murdering Wheeling Police Officer Kenneth Dawson in November of 1985. He also recovered the weapon used in Dawson’s fatal shooting.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Pauline (nee Hastings); and son Ryan (Andrea) Boyle.
Boye's visitation is scheduled for Saturday, June 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Davenport Family Funeral Home. The funeral will take place at 4 p.m.
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Information from Davenport Family Funeral Home
Photo provided by Detective Kevin Croke