Police Officer
Chaney T. Boles
Marion Police Department
Friday, January 1, 1943

Age: 50
Served: 18 years
Badge #:
Panel 2W, Line 5
Panel L30, Line 2

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, January 1, 1943
04:40 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
1136 South Branson Street, Marion
Incident County:
Grant
Incident Township:
Center
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
Apprehended
Burial Place:
Grant Memorial Park, Marion

   Officer Chaney Boles was shot and killed after he and his partner investigated a burglary at Findley's Tavern.

   The officers were on patrol when they observed the rear door to the tavern open. They went inside to investigate and Officer Boles saw a suspect crouching by the kitchen door.

   When he told the man to put his hands up the suspect opened fire, striking Officer Boles above the eye. Officer Boles was transported to Marion General Hospital where he died from the wounds he suffered a short time later.

   All three suspects fled the scene but were apprehended a short time later.

   Officer Boles was survived by his wife, two sons, sister and two brothers.



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