“Mentor” and “family man” are a few words that describe pieces of the great legacy Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Battalion Chief Jerome Boyd left behind.
According to Johnny Green, LAFD Captain ll, of L.A City Fire Department, on Friday, April 28, Boyd, 55, passed away from heart related issues, while driving on duty. He was taken to the hospital by an LAFD ambulance; however, medical officials were unable to revive him. According to Caroline Boyd, Chief Boyd’s wife of 17 ½ half years, he did not have any symptoms or prior issues with his heart.
On Monday, May 8, family and community members gathered at the Novo Theatre at LA Live for Chief Boyd’s memorial service.