Police Officer
Chaney Teaner 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:
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:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
• Sentenced to life
• Sentenced to life
Burial Place:
Grant Memorial Park, Marion

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   Officer Chaney Boles was shot and killed on New Year's Day 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. He was transported to Marion General Hospital where he died from the wounds he suffered 10 hours later.

   All three suspects fled the scene but were apprehended later that day. The 21-year-old shooter and his 28-year-old male accomplice were convicted of first-degree murder in a change of venue to Tipton County. Both were subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

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

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