Boynton police department welcomes nine new officers

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Boynton Beach Police Chief Jeffrey Katz welcomed nine officers to the department on Wednesday in a 20-minute, standing room-only ceremony at the Intracoastal Park clubhouse.

Also, Detective First Grade Daniel Dugger was promoted to sergeant. Dugger has been with Boynton since February 2005.

With the new nine, the department has 147 officers, said Stephanie Slater, the police spokeswoman.

These are the new officers: Jervis Daley; Andrew Berben; Daniel Ramos; Diana Hayes; Danielle Wagner; Eric Lampe; Daniel Bumgardner; Jarvis Hollis; and Amanda Eichorst.

Some of the officers came from other departments. Berben was hired by North Palm Beach Police in July 2014. Wagner was hired by the Atlanta Police in Georgia in November 2012.

And for others, police work is in their blood.

Eichorst is the daughter of Boynton’s Crime Scene Technician Rob Eichorst, Slater said.

Mayor Jerry Taylor thanked the officers for entering the law enforcement field and reminded them of how they will constantly be in the public eye.

“You are never off duty, even when your shift ends,” he said, while adding that he is familiar with the role because he served for 26 years with the U.S. Air Force.

While the group celebrated the officers, the police families were also thanked.

Katz called them the “unsung heroes.”

“Without your support and your sacrifice what we do would not be possible,” he said.

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