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Community Bids Farewell To Cpl. David Boe

on April 15, 2019 - 2:51pm

Cpl. David Boe during an interview Thursday at the Los Alamos Daily Post spoke about his local police service and how much he will miss the community and he prepares to move to Cailfornia. Photo by Carol A. Clark


Los Alamos Daily Post

‘It’s been the best job I’ve ever had … by a long shot…’ –Cpl. David Boe

Cpl. David Boe wraps up his nearly eight-year service today with the Los Alamos Police Department.

“It’s been the best job I’ve ever had … by a long shot,” Cpl. David Boe told the Los Alamos Daily Post. “This is a bittersweet day. It’s sad because I’m not going to be serving here in Los Alamos anymore where I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it – but happy because I’m going to start a new adventure in a new place.”

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone commended Cpl. Boe.

I've really enjoyed knowing and working with David. He embodies the community policing philosophy, Sgambellone said. I know he will be missed in the department and the community. I thank him for his service and wish him and his family all the best.

The San Marino Police Department in California has hired Cpl. Boe and he begins his service their later this month. His wife Cindy obtained consultant work in the area in 2016 and Boe has been traveling back and forth so is looking forward to moving out there permanently, he said.

Dave has really enjoyed working in los Alamos and will miss the friends he has made in the community ... but family comes first and we havent lived in the same state for three years so it is time for him to start a new adventure in California,” Cindy said.

The City of San Marino is similar in size to Los Alamos and its police department has about 28 sworn officers, similar to LAPD, he said.

“It’s a nice community with a low crime rate and everyone I’ve met so far has been friendly and welcoming,” he said.

Cpl. Boe is going to be missed. He is arguably one of the most personable officers on the local police force and a particular favorite among the small business community as well as the community at large.

Cpl. Boe excelled at many things but the one thing that I will remember the most is how well he treated the public,” Cmdr. Oliver Morris said. He embodied many of the characteristics that we try and instill in our employees as it relates to community policing.

Boe spoke about his best day on the job and his most challenging.

“The best day on the job was the day I was hired to work here because it was a dream come true,” he said. “But that was short lived because within a few days I had to go to the police academy and then into field training and that was a challenge.”

Boe explained that at 52 years of age he was a bit older than most recruits. He had served four years in the United States Sir Force, six years in private security and 18 years in the executive protection unit at U.S. Bank. He retired to be a stay at home dad. He began to look for work outside the home again once his children were older and his wife went to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

With all that experience he said he had a need to the reasons behind the various protocols and asked a lot of questions.

“It was really a challenge but once I got out on my own, I loved,” he said.

Boe said he owes his getting hired at LAPD to an officer he met one day while visiting the HR department at the County.

“We began talking and I mentioned how I had always wanted to be a cop and he suggested that I give it a shot … ‘the worse they can do is say no’ … so, I did,” Boe said. “What I do is community policing – talking to people. I believe law enforcement is a calling and you really need to talk to people and treat them with respect even when you arrest them.”

Boe and his wife Cindy have been married for 31 years. They have two children, Kyle, 22, and Jaymes, 20.