Friday, June 22, 2012

Retired Chicago Cop & Vietnam vet Tom Boyle dies 'making a difference' in Afghanistan


Friends recall that Tom Boyle faced many deadly situations on the streets of Chicago during more than 30 years as a police officer. More than a decade after retirement, at age 62, he was training police in war-torn Afghanistan how best to keep the peace when he died this week.

Eager to make another part of the world safer, Boyle took a job as a security contractor, according to his wife, Pauline Boyle. He trained police in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan, she said.

Pauline Boyle was notified by his company and a military chaplain on Monday of her husband’s death in Afghanistan that day.

Described as a serious man with a sarcastic sense of humor, Boyle is being remembered as someone who never stopped trying to assist others — whether as a police officer, Marine or private security contractor.

“He wanted to see if he could help people,” said Steve Kirby, who sometimes employed Boyle as a private investigator at his Elmhurst company. “That’s just the kind of person he was. He’s been spending his whole life helping people.”

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33 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please for all of us get our loved ones out of there yesterday.

RIP. Never. forget.

Anonymous said...

Ne oblivisci, hoc iam defendere. Requiem in pacem.

U.S. Army Infantry (ABN)

Anonymous said...

RIP soldier.

Anonymous said...

Godspeed

Anonymous said...

At 62 he was greedy for that tax free money. Shame on him for being selfish and not at home.

Anonymous said...

You are an asshat!

Tho i never met the man, he seems that he was one of the people that made this country great. He tried to make the world a better place. His passing makes it less so. We should be grateful for his presence.

To his wife, family, friends and anyone that knew him, my deepest sympathies at your loss.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
At 62 he was greedy for that tax free money. Shame on him for being selfish and not at home.

June 22, 2012 8:40 AM

GFY ASSHOLE!! What are you doing with the rest of your life?

Rest In Peace Officer!

025 Gallows Reporter 2 said...

"Anonymous said...
At 62 he was greedy for that tax free money. Shame on him for being selfish and not at home.
June 22, 2012 8:40 AM"


Spoken like a true Red Diaper Doper Babie! You, Mr Anonymous from 8:40 am, your an example of what has gone wrong in this country.

Having spent 2 years in Afghanistan I can tell you the guy earned his money and was trying to do something good - so the money was good but the stuff you have to put up with takes a guy who is dedicated unlike the Red Diaper Doper Babie Crowd!

Thomas Boyle - "He served two tours in Vietnam, earning multiple awards including the Cross of Gallantry."

You have to give the guy credit for being a Patriot!

I thank him for his service to the Country and to Chicago as a Police Officer.

015 Ranger said...

@ 8:40am

Last tuesday I paid your mother $3.00 to fuck her in the ass. She was greedy for the tax free money.

P.S. I wiped my dick off on your toothbrush.

025 Gallows Reporter 2 said...

Before you guys criticize Thomas Boyle like the Red Diaper Doper Baby from 8:40 am take the time to go to the link provided by Shave and read a little about the guy.

Thomas Boyle Click here

Anonymous said...

840am go fuck yourself youpussyass cuntthe man was vietnam vet cpd for 30yrs and still putting his ass on the line to make a difference. what the fuck have you done for anyone asshole.

Anonymous said...

June 22, 2012 8:40 AM

At 62 he was greedy for that tax free money. Shame on him for being selfish and not at home...

....Sounds to me like he was a straight up guy trying to do his part. His wife understood and accepted her husband's decision.

I'm done wasting time on your dumb ass.....

Anonymous said...

For those of you that remember when we had daily bulletins,I remember years ago when there was a notice for that job.You could take a leave of absense for it.I believe Hilliard was the Supt at that time.Knew a few coppers that did it for the 150K.Thought about it,but came to the conclusion that I survived Viet Nam and there was no reason to press my luck.Godspeed my brother and fellow Jarhead,may the Good Lord welcome you home with open arms and give peace and comfort to your family.


And to:
At 62 he was greedy for that tax free money. Shame on him for being selfish and not at home.

June 22, 2012 8:40 AM

Go fuck yourself you lowlife piece of shit!

Old retired guy.

Anonymous said...

You retard how can you say he is greedy? Did you know him? Did ya ever think that maybe he was over there serving his Country unlike you. I hate stupid people with retarded coments.
RIP Officer!

11th dist king said...

Can someone tell me if this was the Tom Boyle that worked in the 20th dist ?

john said...

Retired in 2007. About 2004 i received a phone call at home from Dynacorp-- they asked if I would consider retiring and working for them in Iraq. Thought about it for a while-- was in the USMC in Vietnam but the wife said absolutely not. Dynacorp called back a few times-- each time a little more tax free money was offered. I declined and eventually retired.

RIP T. Boyle

old retired guy

Anonymous said...

How did he die?

Anonymous said...

He's greedy for working??? The job description was clear and he accepted the job. It's non of your business what he wanted to do after retirement. You must be a fucking democRAT shithead government cheese eating dog to deny a man an opportunity to work. Fuck you Obama lover

Anonymous said...

We could use more people like him!

God Bless!!

Anonymous said...

HEY 8:40 HOWS ABOUT A NICE HOT CUP
OF SHUT THE FUCK UP!
THIS MAN WAS DOING SOMETHING GOOD.
YOU SIR PROBABLY DON'T HAVE THE BALLS.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
At 62 he was greedy for that tax free money. Shame on him for being selfish and not at home.

June 22, 2012 8:40 AM

Wow! shaved, I read some really stupid shit on this great site but this moron is wasting oxygen on this planet.

Anonymous said...

At 62 he was greedy for that tax free money. Shame on him for being selfish and not at home.

June 22, 2012 8:40 AM

Maybe he wanted a little more out of life than sitting in his basement blogging shitty comments between masturbatory sessions to the "White Ho's & Hung Bro's" website?

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Only a fool would be retired from a job as dangerous as patrolling Shitcago's dangerous streets and sign up for duty in that God forsaken land. How much money do you need in retirement?
He could have opened up a blog, begged people openly for donations, and hawked half-assed writers' horrible books for a living, all while hiding behind a computer monitor.

Anonymous said...

Not to bright....I would have been sucking the pension dry.

I Voted For Obama said...

The people that think this guy was doing the wrong thing voted for Obama. People like Boyle are the only people keeping this country together, while most Obama voters, and Obama himself, want to morph this country into something like Greece.

Anonymous said...

Hey shame the guys dead,but the next 62 year old Grampa that decides its a good idea to run around in some other country,armed and ready for combat should be put in a retirement home for their own good.

Anonymous said...

Another Mc bites the dust fuck all the irish!

Anonymous said...

Some Guys just need the Action, or the money, or both. they're addicted to it, but that don't make them bad guys, just the way they choose to lead their lives. If the lifestyle made him happy, so be it, God Bless him. He wasn't a dope-dealer or criminal, he chose honorable professions.

025 Gallows Reporter 2 said...

Say what you might, detract if you must but I believe Tom Boyle was what America "was" made of and should be made of.

Per:
http://newssun.suntimes.com/news/13346124-418/barrington-hills-man-killed-in afghanistan.html

Some of you detractors really need a dose of reality - go ahead and read a little about the guy.

Jealous because you can't measure up like most limp wrist types?


Excerpt from Lake County News:

Tom Boyle, 62, died June 18.

Jim Kirby, a longtime friend of the Boyle family, said Tom was somebody who always wanted to help people.

“He was a very serious person,” Kirby said. Boyle spent some years working part time for the Kirby family’s private investigation company. “He had a very compassionate side to him ... but he was a very serious guy.”

Boyle spent 30 years as a police officer with the Chicago Police Department following his time in the Marines during the Vietnam War.

Pauline Boyle, Tom’s wife of 35 years, said her husband loved children, loved the military and loved the Chicago Police Department, but most of all, he loved his country.

“He had retired and was just bored out of his mind and was looking for other avenues,” Pauline Boyle said, adding when her husband came across the opportunity to train police officers, he couldn’t pass it up.

Boyle completed two tours in Kosovo and two tours in Iraq training police officers.

“He loved this job,” his wife said. “He loved what he did and he found it very rewarding.”

“He immersed himself over there,” Kirby added. “He learned the culture. He learned the nuances.”

Tom Boyle was born in 1949 and according to Kirby was a highly-decorated officer.

“Tom was a patriot,” he said. “... I think he felt he was contributing and that was important to him.”


Looks to me that Tom Boyle was a person you should measure yourself against to see if "YOU" measure up. Still doing this at 62, amazing wasn't it. A hell of a lot better than retiring and sitting in that LazyBoy and drinking yourself to death & looking back on a life where you did nothing, sucked the system dry and produced nothing.

Anonymous said...

June 23, 2012 8:16 AM....Fine Post

And all those defending Tom Boyle......Thanks.....

Anonymous said...

YEAH! What are YOU doing to justify your existence on this earth?

Go sign up to teach those sand jockeys about democracy...even as they enslave their own women,
forbidding them to live their lives outside of their
parents homes as single women..forbidding them
to go to school. And let's not forget they forbid
'foreigners' from bringing bibles into their countries,
open Christian churches, or 'proslytize' about the bible!
You're damn straight Boyle was greedy! Should have dedicated as much of his retired life as possible to his family...

Darth Vader said...

Feel the HATE

&

The Jealously!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Darth Vader said...

Feel the HATE

&

The Jealously!

June 24, 2012 8:01 AM


No hate and jealousy here.I just think it sad that Rambo didn't know how to relax and enjoy a well deserved retirement with his family.Tours in Viet Nam,30 yrs CPD.Some one wants to spend their retirement in Afghanistan???Good luck,me,I'm going to Florida.