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 - March 22, 2018

18-016090 Burglary Delayed (Vehicle) 2773 S. Evergreen Cir. 17:35 hours
18-016093 Burglary Delayed (Vehicle) 27545 S. Evergreen Cir. 17:46 hours
18-016101 Shoot/Occupied Dwelling 500 S. Seacrest 19:51 hours
Units responded to the area of 500 S. Seacrest in reference to several shots (6/7 shots) fired. The caller told communications... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - March 21, 2018

18-015867 GTA/Poss. Contraband Arrest 1214 NW 4th St. 1714 hours
Officers received an LPR hit on a stolen Black Honda CRV out of WPB. Officer Autiello conducted a traffic stop on the aforementioned vehicle. Further investigation established PC to arrest the driver b/m Johnny Morton Jr. Search incident to arrest yielded .2 grams of crack cocaine and a 1x1 baggie of... Click to View

BBPD investigating hit and run crash

Boynton Beach Police are investigating a hit and run crash that severely injured a Delray Beach man on Saturday afternoon.
James Winget, 33, was driving his motorcycle in the 500 block of West Woolbright Road at around 1:20 p.m., when he was struck by a Chevrolet Trailblazer that entered his lane of travel.
He was ejected from the red 1999 Honda Shadow motorcycle. He was taken via... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - March 16-19, 2018

18-015588 Shooting NE 6th St 2120 hours
Officers responded to the above address reference a report of a female advising she was shot. Officers arrived on scene and located a Hispanic female laying on the ground. Officers utilized their tactical med kits and applied seals to her wound. The victim was then transported to the hospital. The suspects were last seen... Click to View

BBPD hosts 7th annual South Florida Police K9 Competition

More than 30 K9 teams representing 20 law enforcement agencies from across the state will put their skills to the test on Saturday at the 7th annual South Florida Police K9 Competition.
Police officers and their K9 partners will take the field at 2 p.m. on March 24 at Boynton Beach High School, 4975 Park Ridge Blvd.
They begin with the obstacle course portion of the competition,... Click to View

Police investigating shooting

The investigation continues this morning into the shooting of a 24-year-old Boynton Beach woman last night inside her townhome in the Preserve at Boynton Beach neighborhood.
There is limited updated information to provide because detectives have not yet been able to interview the victim due to her medical condition. She is in stable condition at a local hospital. We can confirm that she... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - March 15, 2018

18-014805 2335 hours Strong-arm Robbery 400 NE 2nd St.
Officers responded to the aforementioned location in reference to a carjacking. Upon arrival, officers met with two w/m/j’s who stated they were stopped in the area and were subsequently pulled from their 2014 Blue Toyota Corolla bearing Fl. Tag AMUR41 by multiple b/m suspects. The suspect(s) then entered the... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - March 14, 2018

18-014590 Death - Overdose 15 Crossings Circle 1734 hours
W/M was found deceased in his home from an apparent overdose. A straw with suspected heroin residue was located next to him. Detective Bureau/Crime Scene responded. NOK notified.
18-014638 Shooting at Occupied Dwelling 915 SW 3rd St 2210 hours
Officers responded to the above location in... Click to View

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