In Memory Of
Columbus Police Department, GA
End of watch: 1973-02-15
Officer Jack E. Boone died when his aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.
Thoughts and Memories of Jack Boone
As a young teenager, I knew Jack Boone. I was a friend of his sons, Jack, Jr. (now a lawyer in Augusta, Georgia) and Mike (now deceased). My father coached him when he was in high school in the early 1950s. He was a detective with the Columbus Police Department, and he was a personal bodyguard to Mayor J. R. Allen. Their plane got iced-up in 1973 on the way home from Rome, Georgia, and it went down. Mayor Allen and Detective Boone both were killed in the crash. Det. Boone was a very upbeat and fun-loving individual. He was very fun to be around. I liked him very much. He had two bothers, Herman and Billy. I was also friends of their sons, Herman, Jr. (Bubba) and Billy, Jr. The Boone cousins were good athletes, and we had a lot of fun together. Det. Boone's death was a real tragedy. May his spirit rest in peace.
Dr. John Trotter