KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY FROM ASSAULT
Appointed: July 12, 1911
End of Watch: May 12, 1920
The death of Policeman William J. Boyd, was assigned to the 20th and Buttonwood Streets Station. Policeman William Boyd, died as the result of his internal injuries.
On Wednesday several days after having been injured in a fight with two prisoners that were taken into custody also resulted in their arrest and now face charges of homicide.
Officer Boyd, with two other policemen, arrested the Cody brothers at a carnival at Twenty-Second and Vine Streets after two girls had requested their assistance and arrested them. In the scuffle that followed the Codys attempted to escape arrest, according to the testimony officer Boyd was kicked in the ribs. The prisoners are John Cody, 22 years old and Richard Cody, 20, years old, brothers, both of Carlton Street. At a hearing before Magistrate McCleary in the Central Station, they were held without bail to await the action of the Coroner in the case.