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Kingsburg in Fresno County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

George Boyle

 
 
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By Denise Boose, May 27, 2016
1. George Boyle Marker
Inscription.  Constable George Boyle died of gunshot wounds on November 18, 1924, after being shot four times in a gun battle with three fugitives. According to the Kingsburg Recorder, Boyle was shot four days earlier while attempting to apprehend three convicts who had escaped from a road gang in Kern County and commenced a crime spree as far north as Fresno, during which at least one victim was killed. The convicts had committed several robberies in the Fresno area, and word was sent out that they were coming south on the highway. The Constable spotted the convict's car in the Main Garage and called his Night Watchman, Victor Linman. They confronted the convicts in the Main Garage wherre they had apparently stopped for repairs of their car. Upon announcing that they were under arrest, the convicts opened fire, hitting Boyle twice in the shoulder, once in the neck and once in the abdomen. Linman managed to wound one of the convicts before running out of bullets and being overpowered by the convicts who took his gun and fled.
 
Erected by The Kingsburg Historical Society, The Larry L. Hillblom Foundation, David Meyer
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By Denise Boose, May 27, 2016
2. George Boyle Marker
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical date for this entry is November 18, 1924.
 
Location. 36° 30.886′ N, 119° 33.112′ W. Marker is in Kingsburg, California, in Fresno County. Marker can be reached from Draper Street, on the right when traveling north. Located on the Bling Queen Building in the back alley near the historic Kingsburg Jail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1424 Draper Street, Kingsburg CA 93631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fred French (here, next to this marker); The Historic Kingsburg Jail (a few steps from this marker); The History of the Town Kingsburg (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Libby, McNeill and Libby Cannery (approx. 4˝ miles away); Frank Dusy (approx. 4.9 miles away); Selma (approx. 4.9 miles away); Traver (approx. 5.9 miles away); Groundwater Irrigation Beginnings (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kingsburg.
 
George Boyle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 27, 2016
3. George Boyle Marker
George W. Boyle and wife, Lydia and their first grandchild, William George in 1913. image. Click for full size.
circa 1913
4. George W. Boyle and wife, Lydia and their first grandchild, William George in 1913.
The Historic Kingsburg Jail image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, May 27, 2016
5. The Historic Kingsburg Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2016, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 22, 2016, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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