Chicago Police Deputy Chief Dion Boyd, a top-ranking member of the CPD command staff, was found dead Tuesday morning at the Homan Square facility on the West Side, in an apparent suicide.
“I am extremely saddened to share with you today the loss of a respected member of our command staff to suicide,” Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said Tuesday afternoon. “We are shocked, saddened at the loss, and it’s deeply felt by me and the many colleagues and friends with whom Deputy Chief Dion Boyd worked and mentored throughout his career.”
Brown did not say how Boyd died, other than to say it was a suicide. Police sources told the CBS 2 Investigators his colleagues were trying unsuccessfully to get reach him on his cell phone when he was discovered in his office. It’s unclear exactly when he died.
“Dion left people he loved here, and colleagues who loved him as well. Please, officers, please, stay humble, stay human, stay safe, stay well,” Brown said.
Boyd, 57, had decades of experience as a homicide detective and undercover narcotics officer. He also had a promising future ahead him. A 30-year veteran of the force, on July 15 he was promoted to deputy chief of CPD’s Criminal Networks Group, which oversees the narcotics, gang investigation, and vice divisions, and the department’s role in the CPD/FBI Violent Crimes Task Force.
“Dion is one of the only exempt members to have experience as a supervisor of each bureau,” Brown said.
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SOURCE: CBS 2 Chicago