Our deepest sympathies and condolences to Battalion Chief Jerome Boyd family. Serving L.A.F.D and very accomplished, taking 8 years to become a captain and 13 to reach Battalion Chief. On a personal note, you leave behind giant shoes to fill and i not only admire what you did but to also reach your level. Great job and we thank you in behalf of L.V. Community brother, we have it from here.
An-duty Los Angeles fire battalion chief who was driving downtown Friday died after suffering a medical emergency while behind the wheel, then crashed into another vehicle, authorities said.
Jerome Boyd, 55, was a 30-year veteran of the department. He was assigned to the LAFD’s Public Safety section of its fire prevention bureau and led one of the department’s largest building inspection units, according to a Times report in 2016. Boyd’s city vehicle rear-ended a pickup truck at 17th and Los Angeles streets about 11 a.m., police said.
Paramedics rushed Boyd to a hospital, but attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.
My competitive side is screaming I should be in Atlanta this weekend. My realistic side knows my body isn't ready with the elbow and grip issues I've had recently. I'm bigger, faster and stronger. This year will be massive and I will succeed. Good Luck and Congratulations to everyone grinding it out this weekend. You'll be seeing me again soon. #toughmudder#mytimeiscoming#kingofswingers
Photo Credit - Tough Mudder Contracted Photo - TM Carolinas 2016