Dion Boyd Death | Obituary – The Chicago Police Department’s new deputy chief, Dion Boyd, was found shot dead Tuesday morning July 28 2020.
Dion was reported to have apparently shot himself at the Homan Square police facility on the city’s West Side.
An autopsy was scheduled for Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office on the remains of Deputy Chief Dion Boyd. If the autopsy confirms that the 57-year-old Boyd fatally shot himself, he would become at least the ninth member of the department to die by suicide in the last two years.
“There is no shame in reaching out for help,” Brown said during a press briefing during which he announced Boyd’s death. “Please, officers, please, stay humble, stay human, stay safe and stay well.”
“To every officer, we want you to know that you are deserving of help and healing, and no one needs to struggle alone,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot wrote on Twitter while offering condolences to Boyd’s family. “This City has a fundamental obligation to support each of you, and over the coming weeks, we will be taking steps to bolster our support network so that every first responder understands that help is available.”
We express our sympathy and deepest condolences to Dion Boyd’s family today and in the days, weeks, months, and years that are to come as they cope with his passing. May his soul rest in peace.