Chicago police chief Dion Boyd A 30-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department was found dead Tuesday morning of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound the newly promoted, top-ranking Chicago officers body was found at the police facility that was recently targeted by anti-racism protests in the city. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Tuesday afternoon, Supt. David Brown confirmed that Deputy Chief of Criminal Networks Dion Boyd was found dead Tuesday morning of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. His death comes less than two weeks after he was promoted to head the department’s drug crime unit. While speaking to the press at Chicago Police Department headquarters, Brown shared that the police deputy chief was “a respected command staff member,” who had been with the department for nearly 30 years.
Chicago Police Supt. Brown confirms officer who died is Deputy Chief Dion Boyd.
Says he died by suicide.
— Megan Hickey (@MeganHickeyTV) July 28, 2020
“There’s really no way to convey or express the magnitude of this loss,” Brown confessed while remembering the 57-year-old who was discovered in the Homan Square police facility. “We are shocked and saddened at the loss that is deeply felt by me and the many colleagues and friends with whom Deputy Chief Boyd worked and mentored throughout his career.”
While Chicago PD stopped short of linking Boyd’s suicide to the ongoing protests over police brutality taking place in Chicago and all over the nation, he did note that, “The job of a Chicago police officer is not easy, particularly in a time where there is intensified stress.” And the Mayor BeetleJuice herself Lori Lightfoot is to blame for his death. She didn’t do her job, showed no support for the officers, and took the side of the criminals, and she’s got his death on her hands. His blood is on her like the blood of many who’ve died under her watch. She belongs in prison! But needs to resign NOW!
Dion Boyd, a newly appointed Chicago police deputy chief, fatally shot himself Tuesday morning in the Homan Square CPD facility on the West Side. He was 57. https://t.co/23omYWv49U
— Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) July 28, 2020
“Everyday life can seem insurmountable at times for anyone, but for police officers the stakes are even higher due to the tireless work that they do to safeguard others,” he said. He also implored any officers buckling under the weight of their responsibilities to “always remember to take care of ourselves and each other.”
“There is no shame in reaching out for help,” he added. “Please, officers, please, stay humble, stay human, stay safe and stay well.”
As the Sun Times notes, “Suicides have been a continuing problem for the Chicago Police Department for years. In 2017, the U.S. Justice Department reported that the city’s suicide rate among officers was 60% higher than the average of 18.1 officers per 100,000 nationally. The report recommended improvements in mental-health counseling available to officers.”
Mayor Beetlejuice Lori Lightfoot also publicly offered her condolences Tuesday afternoon… Like she gives a shit! I bet this bitch threw a fucking going away party when she heard he died. Fuck Lori and her Lightfoot in mouth!
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 (@chicagosmayor) July 28, 2020
“To every officer, we want you to know that you are deserving of help and healing, and no one needs to struggle alone,” Lightfoot tweeted…. So says the bitch who made things worse, and caused this man so much mental pain he killed himself. SHAME on her!