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Barrington, IL
Thomas J. Boyle Jr. The visitation for Thomas, 62, will be held Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 4 p.m., at the Davenport Family Funeral Home, 149 W. Main St. (Lake-Cook Rd.), Barrington. In addition, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1 p.m., Monday, July 2, at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 409 North Summit St., Spooner, WI. Burial will follow at Spooner Cemetery. Born Nov. 13, 1949, in Chicago to the late Thomas and Regina Boyle, he was killed Monday, June 18, 2012, while working as a security contractor in Afghanistan. He was known as a patriot who loved his country and a person who never stopped trying to assist others. 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 Nov. 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. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mr. Boyle's name may be made to the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, 1407 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago, IL 60607, 312-499-8899, or You may leave online condolences for the family at, or call 847-381-3411 for information.

Published by Chicago Tribune from Jun. 24 to Jun. 27, 2012.
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Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Tom will be remembered at the Police Mass on Sunday, 09 JUN, 11:00 a.m., at Mercy Home - 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: or 312/738-7588]
~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain
June 5, 2013
Extremely saddened by the sudden loss of a man who was a good policeman and a good man.
Please accept my sympathy on the death of a hero.
Cindy Pontoriero
July 3, 2012
Our family is very sorry for your loss. Mr. Boyle served with our daughter in Iraq. They were good friends. Thank you for sharing your loved one with the world. He was greatly needed and loved.
Marsha Mitchell-Hamilton
July 2, 2012
Boyle Family, we are saddened by Tom's passing, remember the time we spent with him a few years ago at the party at your home. We spoke often of Tom and were always worried for his safety. Please accept our deepest sympathy at this difficult time.
Dennis & Diane DeBoer
June 29, 2012
To the family and friends of Thomas Boyle. The Law Enforcement Professionals of Task Force Spartan and Task Force Blue Geronimo, FOB Salerno, RC-East, Afghanistan, have you all in our prayers as we salute our fallen brother. God Bless and God Speed, brother. We will see you again.
Michael McCoy
June 28, 2012
A great loss for your family, for his friends, and his co-workers. You are all in my prayers.
Martin Leddy
June 28, 2012
June 27, 2012
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
June 27, 2012
Boyle Family, So very sorry to hear of your loss. The Tocco famly sends all our prayers to each and every one of you.
God Bless,
Nancy DeSantis
June 27, 2012
Dear Ryan and Pauline, I take great pleasure to have known Tom. He was a terrific Police officer and caring friend to many. He'll be in prayers along with the both of you.
June Caliendo
June 26, 2012
Dear Pauline and Ryan,
Tom was a wonderful man and someone that we can all be very proud of. Please know that my prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
God Bless,
Maureen Ziegenhorn
Formerly of the CPD 20th District
Maureen Ziegenhorn
June 26, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I had the honor & privilage to serve with Tom in Iraq in 05-06, while he and his IPLO team was paired with my unit.
J. Miller CPL, USA Ret
June 26, 2012
To the Boyle family, Please know that you have my thoughts and prayers with you today and in the future. Having recently completed my 3rd deployment as a LEP, please know that what Tom was doing did have meaning an purpose. While I never had the honor of personally serving with Tom, the fact that he is a LEP and a Marine makes us double Brothers. Please know that the entire LEP community has you in our prayers.
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13
Pete Chambers
June 25, 2012
I came on the job with Tom and worked in 015 with him. He was a great guy. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Mike Underwood
June 25, 2012
My heart goes out to you, his family. As a former Afghan LEP it saddens me when this happens. I wish you short grief, and a long time remembering Tom.
Joe Kreitzmann
June 25, 2012
June 25, 2012
June 25, 2012
My deepest sympathy to the Family and loved ones -

As a close friend of Officer Ken Dawson Wheeling Police Department my admiration has always been there as a police officer and for military duty to this nation

John J Flood
Cook County Police Department (RET)
John Flood
June 24, 2012
I'm so very sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Beth Scheffers
June 24, 2012
Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Tom will be remembered at our next Police Mass (Sunday, 08 JUL, 11:00 a.m., at Mercy Home - 1140 W. Jackson Blvd). In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of Jesus Christ! [Police Chaplains Ministry: or 312/738-7588]
~ ~ Fr. Dan Brandt
June 24, 2012
John and Monica, so, so sorry for your loss, you are in our prayers.
sue & mark sanders
June 24, 2012
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
ron szech, cpd, 020 Ret.
June 24, 2012
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