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BHS graduate Drew Boggs joins Breckenridge Police Department

BHS graduate Drew Boggs joins Breckenridge Police Department
December 12
13:52 2020

By Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan

On Friday morning, Breckenridge native Drew Boggs accomplished a long-held goal: becoming a Breckenridge Police Officer.

Drew Boggs is sworn in as a Breckenridge Police Department officer by Municipal Judge Kim Baggett. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Boggs, a 2016 Breckenridge High School graduate, was sworn in Friday, Dec. 11, by Breckenridge Municipal Judge Kim Baggett. He’s the second BHS alumni to recently join the Breckenridge Police Department as a patrol office; Bryce Bufkin joined the department last month.

Breckenridge Police Chief Bacel Cantrell said he was excited about adding another police officer who was raised in the community.

Boggs and Bufkin graduated from the West Central Texas Law Enforcement Academy in Abilene in early November.

After being sworn in, Boggs said it feels good to be able to serve the community. “So years ago when I joined into law enforcement, I wanted to help people. And this has given me a platform to better do that,” he said, adding that growing up in the community and graduating from Breckenridge High School will be a big plus for him as a police officer in the community.

“I believe that knowing the people here and growing up here will give me an advantage, because I know people’s stories and various things to be able to better help them,” Boggs said.

Boggs has worked as a jailer at the Stephens County Jail the past several years and attended the academy while still continuing to work full-time at the jail.

“He comes from working in the Stephens county jail, so he’s familiar with all the officers, and all the officers are familiar with him and some of the processes. So I think it’s gonna work out good,” Cantrell said.

Cantrell said another local police cadet is expected to join the department later this month. He said Cheyenne Ramirez, who is currently serving as an animal control officer for the department, will take her state licensing exam in mid-December. “She’s currently our animal control officer, so she’ll just make that transition and go to patrol shift from there,” he said.

 

Cutline, top photo: Breckenridge Police Chief Bacel Cantrell pins the badge on newly sworn in officer Drew Boggs on Friday, Dec. 11. Boggs is the second Breckenridge High School graduate to join the department in recent weeks. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

 


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