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 - Oct. 12-15, 2018

18-053119 Burglary to Auto 187 Orange Drive 15:48 hours
Victim advised unknown individual(s) removed his silver/black Sig Sauer P232 SL .38 cal. handgun (serial number 5248940) from inside the armrest compartment of his Cadillac ATS (FL tag GLXG46). He last saw the gun on 10-6-18 and learned it was missing on 10-14-18. Victim advised his doors were locked and there... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Oct. 9, 2018

18-52030 Auto Burglary 1005 SE 4th St. 0715 hours
Overnight to a 2009 4dr black Mercedes 350E. Entry was made by breaking a window. Wallet and stereo speaker stolen.
18-52034 Auto Burglary 2861 S. Seacrest Blvd. 0843 hours
Overnight to a black 2004 Nissan Titan. Entry gained by breaking a window. GPS was stolen.
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Boynton Briefing - Oct. 5-8, 2018

18-051786 Burglary Auto 3671 Potomac Pl 0830hrs
18-051817 Burglary Auto 1540 SW 8th St 1120hrs
18-051822 Burglary Residence 1335 Fairfax Cir E. 1143hrs
Sometime between 0900hrs and 1145hrs unknown suspect(s) entered the residence via a broken window and stole property from within.18-051690... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Oct. 5, 2018

18-051086 Boating Acc. w/ Injury 106 NE 6th St 1639 hours
Officers from the Marine Unit were dispatched to an accident between two vessels (Boat and Waverunner). The operator of one of the vessels, a waverunner, suffered minor injuries. The injured operator was treated on scene by BBFD paramedics. Both vessels later returned to service with minor damage. Crash... Click to View

TRAFFIC ADVISORY - TOMORROW

Northeast First Avenue will be closed to traffic at Seacrest Boulevard and Northeast First Street tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. due to police and fire department training. Motorists should use Boynton Beach Boulevard or East Ocean Avenue as alternate routes. #trafficadvisory

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BBPD gun lock giveaway

Since the beginning of this year, 49 guns have been stolen from cars in the City of Boynton Beach. The Boynton Beach Police Department is committed to working with gun owners to keep their firearms safe and out of the hands of criminals. We have a limited number of gun locks available to give away free of charge. If you live in the City of Boynton Beach, you can pick up a gun lock at our... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Oct. 4, 2018

18-050944 Possession of Marijuana over 20 grams 500 W Boynton Beach Blvd 0049 hours
K-9 Officer Schalk conducted a traffic stop on a 2011 Acura TL bearing FL IRWA72 for a traffic infraction. Schalk made contact with the driver, B/M Eveno Legros, who was initially found to be in possession of 2.5 grams. Legros was then placed under arrest. Search incident... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Oct. 3, 2018

18-050665 Trespass After Warning 413 SW 1st Ct 1855 hours
Officers were dispatched to the above to address to investigate an alleged burglary. Officers made contact with the caller and a group of juveniles who were alleged to have been involved in the burglary. Following their investigation, officers arrested one of the juveniles for trespass after warning. The juveniles were... Click to View

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