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Boyce J. Ballinger biography: 13 things about Fort Wayne police sergeant

Boyce J. Ballinger

Boyce J. Ballinger

Boyce J. Ballinger Jr. is a white man from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States. He is a police officer.

Ballinger received three letters of commendation during his time as a police officer. He was involved in six police vehicle crashes between 2003 to 2020.

The Fort Wayne Police Department officer is married to Heather L. Wolfe Ballinger. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born on August 8, 1972 to Boyce Ballinger Sr. and Barbara J. Hooker.
  2. Aside from Fort Wayne, he also lived in other areas of India including Yoder. He also previously lived in Cridersville, Ohio, USA.
  3. He is related to Gary Lee Ballinger, Gretchen Mary Ballinger, Gaybra Raymond, Lyndsay Adams, Robert Rodney, David Rodney, Dale Rodney, Teena Hooker, Beverly Hooker-Burde, Amorette L. Truesdale and Heather Nicole Partin.
  4. In 2003, the Fort Wayne Police commissioned him as a lateral hire.
  5. In 2013, the Fort Wayne Police suspended him for “alertness on duty,” and “appropriate communications and insubordination.”
  6. His annual wage as a patrol officer in 2015 was $71,081.
  7. In 2016, the Fort Wayne Police Department awarded him with the Purple Heart award and the Distinguished Service Citation and promoted him from patrol officer to sergeant. His annual wage that year was $70,977. On April 2, 2016, he and his fellow officers Daniel Simpson and Joshua Franciscy responded to a crime scene in the 2200 block of St. Marys Avenue in Fort Wayne where Justin D. Pease set his ex-girlfriend’s house on fire. He was left in a medically induced coma for a few  a few days to recover. On September 1, 2017, Pease was sentenced to 26 years in prison and four years of probation afterward  for two counts of battery, two counts of resisting law enforcement and three counts of arson, WANE reported.
  8. In 2017, his annual wage as a sergeant was $76,758.
  9. In 2018, his annual wage as a sergeant was $82,024. His mother died on June 25, 2018 in Fort Wayne.
  10. On October 17, 2020, he and his wife attended a party at a neighbor’s home. When they got home at around 10:30 p.m. after the gathering, they got into a fight and he strangled her. She managed to run away and call the police. Officers were dispatched to their home at 10:49 p.m. and arrived there at 11:07 p.m.
  11. He was charged with  strangulation and domestic battery and was relieved of duty. He is on paid leave until the Board of Safety takes up Chief Steve Reed’s petition to put him on unpaid status. The judge put out a no-contact order and allowed him to be released on his own recognizance.
  12. His next hearing will be on October 22, 2020 at 11:30 a.m.
  13. His e-mail address is

(This is a developing story. Updates will be added as soon as they are available.)

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