Retired Chicago Police Officer Thomas Boyle — who died in Afghanistan this summer while working as a private security contractor — will join his great-grandfather on the Police Memorial Wall.
“He was a strong American — he loved his country,” said Boyle’s wife, Pauline Boyle, on Tuesday.
Boyle’s great-grandfather William Mooney was a Chicago Police officer when he was killed in the line of duty in 1908.
On Monday, Boyle will become the second retired Chicago Police officer honored on the wall near Soldier Field, according to former police Supt. Phil Cline, the executive director of the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation.
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