Update on Boynton Beach Police Officer injured last week

The officer struck by a car while chasing a shoplifter across Gateway Boulevard last week is identified as Greg Wertman. Officer Wertman was hired by the Boynton Beach Police Department in July 2018. He remains hospitalized in serious condition.
Here is a statement from his family: “We are so appreciative of the community for the outpouring of support for Greg.
His condition continues to improve daily, which we believe has a lot to do with the power of prayer.
We are eternally grateful to Greg’s brothers and sisters at the Boynton Beach Police Department, who have not left his side since he was hurt and have made sure we have everything we need so that we can focus on his recovery; and to the miracle workers at Delray Medical Center, who are giving Greg the best possible care.
We also extend our heartfelt thanks to the people who saw Greg get injured and immediately got out of their cars and went to help him. You are heroes to us, and we hope to one day thank you personally.
Finally, we send our gratitude to the Boynton Beach Fire Rescue crew who rendered aid to Greg at the scene and on the way to the hospital. Your efforts were lifesaving and nothing short of miraculous.
We ask that you pray for the safety of all law enforcement officers who leave their families and risk their lives to keep their communities safe.
We look forward to the day Greg can return to work with his brothers and sisters in blue. We know he does too.”

- The family of Officer Greg Wertman

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Boynton Beach Police Department employee relieved of duty

Official statement from Boynton Beach Police Chief Michael G. Gregory.

“This morning, agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation interviewed a Boynton Beach Police Officer in regard to an ongoing federal investigation.
This afternoon, the officer was taken into federal custody and relieved of duty.
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Police investigating accidental drowning of Boynton man

Boynton Beach Police are investigating the accidental drowning of a 21-year-old man who fled from officers responding to the report of an in-progress vehicle burglary early Thursday morning.
Just before 8 a.m., Boynton Beach Police Communications Center received a 911 call about a possible drowning in a retention pond behind the Canterbury community off of High Ridge Road.
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BBPD applying for federal grant

The Boynton Beach Police Department is in the process of applying for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant. This is the FY 2019 local solicitation. We have been allocated $34,740. Should we be awarded and receive the full amount of this grant, the funds would go toward computer software. If you have any questions regarding the submission of this grant please contact Officer... Click to View

Boynton Briefing - Aug. 16-19, 2019

19-046623 Robbery Strong/Arm (Old Navy) 373 N. Congress Avenue 1901 hours
B/F Larresa West was charged with Strong Arm Robbery, processed, TOT to PBCJ.
19-046544 Criminal Mischief/ Theft 215 High Point Blvd. 0738hrs.
Unknown suspect(s) broke the lock on the refrigerator located at the pool area and stole property from within. The property was located in the... Click to View

National Night Out - POSTPONED

The Boynton Beach Police Department’s National Night Out event is being postponed due to the impending inclement weather later today. We will keep the community posted on the new date once it is planned.

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Boynton Beach Police joins Neighbors by Ring to provide community with real-time, local crime and safety information

The Boynton Beach Police Department today announced that it is joining the free Neighbors app by Ring to provide the community with real-time, local crime and safety information.
Residents can text ‘bbfl’ to 555888 from their smartphone to download the Neighbors app for free on iOS and Android and use the app to; join their neighborhood, share crime and safety-related videos, photos and... Click to View

DNA kit leads Boynton Beach officer to half-brother he never knew he had

“Good morning, my name is David Stull. According to 23andMe, we are half-brothers. I was adopted as an infant and have very little knowledge of my family history, so I have no way of knowing the validity of this.”
Those were the first few sentences of an email Boynton Beach Police Officer Eric Reynolds received last month.
Reynolds had done 23andMe three years ago to learn more... Click to View

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