unheralded hero

marshal franklin boice

Death Classification: Line of Duty Death


Agency: Village of Orion


Rank: Village Marshal


Badge:  Unknown


Served: 4 Years


Unit of Assignment / Detail: Village of Orion


Location of Incident (Present Day): Outside Village Jail in Orion, Michigan


Cause of Death: Heart Attack


Age at Time of Death: 43

Timeline


Date of Birth: 13 September 1854

Date of Appointment: April 1894

Date of Incident: 24 August 1898

End of Watch: 24 August 1898

Date of Interment: August 1898

 

Unheralded Hero Investigation Began: 20 September 2021

Accepted By Agency: Pending Acceptance

Approved By National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial: Pending Acceptance

 

Interment Details


 Cemetery: Evergreen Cemetery in Lake Orion, Michigan
 Grave Location: East 085
 Interment Disposition: Burial

 

Service


 Military Service: No Military Service

 

Memorial Details


National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall: Not Listed

Officer Down Memorial Page: Listed

Memorial at the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum: Not Listed

Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial: Not Listed

Michigan Fallen Heroes Memorial: Not Listed

 

Incident & Biographic Details


Village Marshal Franklin Boice suffered a fatal heart attack after arresting a subjet for being drunk in public. He was walking the man to the village jail with the assistance of a citizen when he suddenly collapsed just a few feet from the jail's door. Marshal Boice had served as the marshal of the village of Orion for four years. He was survived by his wife and one child.