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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BBPD News feed

Boynton Briefing - Feb. 23, 2018

18-011057 AOD To PBSO / Warrant Arrest 63 Vista Del Rio 2302 hours
Officers assisted PBSO Detectives in locating a fugitive who was wanted on weapons charges. W/M James Gross was apprehended and turned over to the Palm Beach County Jail.
Multiple Officers from the B3/C3 shift conducted high visibility patrol at Ezell Hester Park during a basketball event.
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Boynton Briefing - Feb. 22, 2018

18-010855 Failed To Stop Sara Sims Park - 209 NW 9th Ct 0004 hours
Officers on patrol attempted a traffic stop on a Gray Nissan Altima bearing FL tag Y05SEN. The vehicle fled from officers and refused to stop. The officers discontinued their attempt at stopping the vehicle as the vehicle fled northbound on Seacrest Blvd from MLK Blvd. An NCIC/FCIC of the vehicle’s tag revealed that... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Feb. 21, 2018

18-010594 1829 hours Overdose Non-Fatal 291 NE 19th Ave.
18-010608 1920 hours Homicide 1901 N. Seacrest Blvd. (Ezell Hester)
Units responded to the above address in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival units located a 21 yoa B/M victim. The scene was subsequently secured and D-Bureau/Crime Scene notified. The investigation is on-going.
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Boynton Briefing - Feb. 17-20, 2018

18-010423 0042 hours Stolen Auto/Fleeing and Eluding Arrest 100 NE 16th Ave.
Officer Grigorian was on patrol in the aforementioned area when he attempted a traffic stop on a Gray 2007 VW Jetta bearing FL. Tag HTJ V46. The vehicle failed to stop and continued Northbound on Seacrest Blvd toward Gateway. A registration check through dispatch, revealed the vehicle to be... Click to View

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

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