Newly Promoted Chicago Deputy Police Chief Found Dead Of Apparent Suicide

The Chicago Police Department announced that a newly promoted deputy police chief was found dead Tuesday morning of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at the Homan Square police facility on the West Side, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

The announcement of the death of Dion Boyd, 57, was made at Chicago Police Department headquarters Tuesday afternoon by Supt. David Brown. Boyd was found dead in his office Tuesday morning, but it was unclear when the shooting occurred.

Boyd had just been sworn in as deputy chief of criminal networks two weeks ago on July 15 in a series of leadership changes by Brown. The unit does investigations into gangs and drug trafficking.

Before the appointment, Boyd was previously the Area One commander on the South Side and commander of the Wentworth District. He had experience as a tactical officer, undercover officer in narcotics, homicide detective, and internal affairs officer.

“There’s really no way to convey or express the magnitude of this loss,” Brown said. “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.”

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot made a statement via Twitter.

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