The Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) lost one of their own, in what is now being investigated by IMPD as a homicide.  Below is the information that was sent to members of the department notifying them of his death.  The incident occurred at approximately 5:54 AM on North Michigan Rd at Grandview.


IFD Chief Ernest Malone states:

“We were devastated to hear of the tragic loss of our friend and fellow IFD firefighter, Justin Boyd.  Justin was a well loved member of this department and proudly served for 10 years as a firefighter. Our deepest condolences to all those affected by this tragedy, most especially his wife and 2 children.  Our heartfelt thoughts also go out to the family of the other victim involved in this tragedy.  Please know you have our prayers as well. For those of us who served with Justin, we are at a complete loss for words.  He will be sorely missed.”



It is with profound sadness that The Indianapolis Fire Department informs you of the unexpected death of active duty IFD Engineer Justin D. Boyd.


Justin’s life was tragically taken and IMPD is investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

Justin, belovedly known as “JB”, was the Engineer on Ladder 6 B Shift and has served on the department since May 27, 2014.   He was a member of Recruit Class 79.

Justin leaves behind a wife, Samiya Boyd and 2 children, son, Justin Boyd III (21), and daughter Jailyn Boyd (24).


Please keep Justin’s family in your thoughts as they grieve the tragedy that unfolded today.


As we too, collectively process the loss of our brother Justin, please remember to take care of your brother and sister firefighters.  Don’t hesitate to reach out and utilize our peer resources.

Credit: Rita Reith MPIO