Christopher Boone was shot and killed while on
a surveillance assignment at the residence of a female who had become
the victim of a series of obscene and threatening telephone calls.
On the morning of October 25, 1979, the suspect
called the woman while Detective Boone was present in the home.
In addition to his threats, he made known his intent to confront
her in the home that day. A short time later the suspect arrived
at the residence to carry out his threats.
When the suspect entered the home, Detective Boone
identified himself and verbally placed the subject under arrest.
The man attempted to run from the house, but was caught by Boone
at the front door. A violent struggle ensued and Detective Boone
was shot and mortally wounded.
Subsequent investigation concluded the suspect
had entered the home with the intent to commit sexual assault and
as revealed by his prior threats, the woman's life was also in mortal
Detective Boone was awarded the Sheriff's Department
Medal of Valor, posthumously, for conspicuous bravery in the line
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