The Passing of Retired Police Chief William "Bill" Hamilton

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Retired Boynton Beach Police Chief William "Bill" Hamilton.
Chief Hamilton was hired by the Boynton Beach Police Department in Feb. 1959. He became Chief of Police in Jan. 1982 and served in that capacity until his retirement in Oct. 1984.
Chief Hamilton was surrounded by his family and friends when he peacefully passed on Feb. 3. His son, Chris, provided us with some beautiful insight into his life. Please take some time to read about a man who meant a great deal to this agency.

"They truly broke the mold when Dad arrived on earth in the early 1930’s. Dad served our Country in the Army in the 1950’s, he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s degree from Pepperdine University, he also graduated from the FBI Academy in the 1970’s, and gave 25 years of loyalty and pride to the Boynton Beach Police Department and retired as their Police Chief...Dad’s true wishes were to ride off into the sunset, singing Willie Nelson in his t-shirt and blue jeans. One of Dad’s favorite #willienelson songs was Angel Flying too Close to the Ground. I played hours of Willie Nelson tunes at Dad’s bedside during his final few days and I will always cherish these memories. Please do not be sad for our family because we are celebrating Dad’s full-life.. Please just remember and honor Dad by carrying on his great stories and sense of humor. Here are the so fitting lyrics of Willie Nelson’s Angel Flying too Close to the Ground~ “I knew someday that you would fly away. For love's the greatest healer to be found. So leave me if you need to, I will still remember. Angel flying too close to the ground. Fly on, fly on past the speed of sound..."

Rest in Peace, Chief Hamilton. Thank you for your dedication. #bbpdpride

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Boynton Briefing - Feb. 16, 2018

18-009595 2245 hours Batt. LEO/R/A with Violence 100 E. B.B.B.
Officer Alegria was flagged down at the aforementioned address by a w/m advising there was b/m walking down the middle of the roadway in traffic. Upon making contact with the b/m now identified as Kenson Desir, he told Alegria “he doesn’t listen to police he only listens to god”. After additional commands were... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Feb. 13-15, 2018

18-009373 2005 hours Shots Fired 308 SE 21st Ave.
Units responded to the aforementioned address in reference to shots fired. Upon arrival they located five spent .40 caliber shell casings. Local hospitals were checked for victims; which, yielded negative results. No witnesses or investigative leads were gleaned during the above incident.
18-009405 0002 hours... Click to View

Coffee with a Cop

Our next Coffee with a Cop is on Feb. 24, 2018 at McDonald’s, 1810 S. Federal Highway, from 10 a.m. – noon. Join us for coffee and conversation!

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Boynton Briefing - Feb. 9-12, 2018

18-008723 Overdose-non fatal 800 W. Woolbright Rd 1448 hours
18-008780 Overdose-non fatal 509 SW 1st Court 2215 hours
18-008677 Burglary (Vehicle) 1319 N Federal Hwy 0930hrs
An employee at U-Haul reported that sometime between 02/10/18 at 1900 hours and 02/11/18 at 0845 hours an unknown suspect smashed the driver side window of one of the moving... Click to View

The Passing of Retired Police Chief William "Bill" Hamilton

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Retired Boynton Beach Police Chief William "Bill" Hamilton.
Chief Hamilton was hired by the Boynton Beach Police Department in Feb. 1959. He became Chief of Police in Jan. 1982 and served in that capacity until his retirement in Oct. 1984.
Chief Hamilton was surrounded by his family and friends when he peacefully passed on... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Feb. 9, 2018

18-008174 1751 hours Flee and Elude 550 N Congress Avenue
NIU agents attempted to stop a black 2002 Mitsubishi for displaying a non-valid temporary tag (S-250185) in the 200 block of N Congress Avenue. The driver of the car initially yielded and pulled into the parking lot of Best Buy but then rapidly accelerated east on Old Boynton Road. Officers followed from a safe distance as... Click to View

Police investigating traffic fatality

Boynton Beach Police are investigating a fatal traffic crash that occurred last night at the intersection of Gulfstream Boulevard and South Federal Highway.
Duchard Lazare, 26, was driving his 1999 Toyota Camry north on South Federal Highway at around 8 p.m., when it was struck by a motorcycle. The right side of Joshua Rohe’s 2013 Kawaski hit the driver’s side of Lazare’s car. Rohe, 24,... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Feb. 8, 2018

18-007989 2004 hours Accident w/Injuries (THI callout) 3600 S Federal Hwy
Officers responded to Gulfstream Blvd and S Federal Hwy in reference to a vehicle versus two motorcycles crash. Both cyclists were ejected from their respective bikes, one with more serious injuries than the other. Due to the extent of the injuries, THI was called out to investigate the crash. At... Click to View

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