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 - June 22, 2018

18-032335 1888 hours Stolen Vehicle 208 S. Seacrest Blvd.
Officers responded to the aforementioned location in reference to a stolen vehicle. Upon arrival the victim advised she left her Gray 2016 Dodge Dart bearing Fl. Tag JKCC29 running in the parking lot of the library. When she returned to her vehicle it was missing. She subsequently called police to report the vehicle... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - June 19, 2018

18-031800 Armed Robbery / Agg. Assault 1331 S. Federal Hwy 1928 hours
Officers responded to the above address and met with the caller who reported to have been robbed by two acquaintances. The victim told officers he was allowing b/m “Rick” and b/f “Diamond” to stay at his apartment for two days. On today’s date, the victim and two acquaintances engaged in a verbal argument... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - June 15-18, 2018

18-031436 Burglary Auto 314 Buttonwood Lane 1330 hours
The victim parked his vehicle, a white 2005 Ford E-150 work van, near the Sandalwood clubhouse on Friday and noticed it had been burglarized when he checked it this afternoon. Entry was made via the passenger side door as the lock had been disabled. Numerous tools were removed from inside the vehicle.
18-31536... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - June 15, 2018

18-31077 1319 hrs Overdose (Non-Fatal) 18 Crossings Cir.
An adult female injected heroin and acquaintances called 911 after it appeared she had overdosed. Narcan was not utilized, however; female became conscious during Fire Rescue treatment and was transported to hospital.
18-31116 1809 hrs Stolen Auto 108 SE 31st Ave.
A 2006 blue Nissan Altima with FL tag #... Click to View

June 14, 2018

18-030964 Overdose Non-fatal 217 N Federal Hwy (Chevron) 1926 hours
Officers responded to the above location reference a white male overdosing on heroin. Officers located the subject who was conscious however with obvious signs of a recent overdose. BBFR arrived on scene and transported the subject to Bethesda Hospital for medical treatment.
18-030972 Agg. Assault/... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - June 13, 2018

18-030826 Burglary Auto 50 Egret Way 2141 hours
Victim reported that unknown suspects entered her unsecured 2017 Ford Mustang and stole a black Samsung S8 cellphone.
18-030856 GTA 100 NE 13th Ave 0347 hours
Ofc Alegria conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 green Hyundai Santa Fe which was reported stolen out of West Palm Beach PD... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - June 8-11, 2018

18-030463 Burglary To Auto 306 Belmont Place 1839 hours
18-030475 Burglary To auto 2290 N. Congress Ave 1944 hours
18-030523 Rob. Attempt/Susp. Inc. 1151 N. Congress Ave 0058 hours
Officers responded to the rear of Cinemark and met with a 24 year-old caller who alleged to have been robbed. The caller told officers... Click to View

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