Saturday, March 9, 2019



First Kingston city officer killed in line of duty remembered

KINGSTON – It was on March 8, 1918 when Kingston City Patrolman John Boyd became the first member of the force to be killed in the line of duty.

On March 4, 1918 Boyd was injured while riding a trolley that was struck by a train at a railroad crossing. He succumbed five days later.

Boyd wasn't the only person to die in that crash. Two other trolley riders were also killed.

“Patrolman Boyd, we didn't know you - but you are not forgotten!” was the message the current police administration wrote on their Facebook page on the 101st anniversary of Patrolman Boyd’s death.

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