The Chicago Sun Times spoke with police sources who met with Boyd recently to discuss investigations and said he had been upbeat and enthusiastic about his new position. Three officers returned fire on the suspect, who was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he remained in custody Thursday.
According to Law Enforcement Today, one officer was shot in the neck, while others were shot in their protective bullet proof vests.
"I want to strongly emphasize the inherent danger that these and all Chicago police officers experience every day protecting the residents of Chicago", he said. The department said in a tweet that another officer who may have been injured was taken to Loyola Hospital, but it had no information on the conditions of either officer. "A second officer was shot in his vest, but the round did not penetrate it; a third was shot in the hip". "When they leave home, they leave their loved ones, and put these stars on and risk everything". "They risk everything protecting all of us". A 2017 review of the department by the Justice Department found its suicide rate was 60 percent higher than the national average.
Within an hour of the shooting, about two dozen CPD squad cars were parked along Grand Avenue, which was closed to other traffic.
If his death is ruled a suicide, Boyd would be the 10th Chicago police officer to die by suicide in two years. However, those who knew him said he struggled with the death of one of his officers who was gunned down in 2018. But the department confirmed that it believes Boyd fatally shot himself, and Brown made sure to reach out to officers and plead with them to seek help if they need it.
Boyd was a popular member of the department who in his 29 years on the force worked as an undercover officer in narcotics, homicide detective and internal affairs officer before moving into the command ranks.
"Then I could hear the police sirens racing down the street, then the ambulance".
"This is not the safest neighborhood in the city, but a police officer getting shot in the morning like this is not normal", he said.
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