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It is the mission of the Boone County Sheriff Department to develop a highly trained, efficient, and professional law enforcement officer in order to provide outstanding service to the citizens of Boone County, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and our Country. In order to reach this goal, I have attempted to build an organization with outstanding individuals that clearly display high moral integrity coupled with excellent capabilities and the drive to work with pride to accomplish this goal. I have long recognized that outstanding accomplishments can be obtained when each member of the department not only understand the goals and objectives of the department but also identifies with them to the extent that ownership of these goals and objectives are shared by all.

Public service is not limited to a chosen group or to individuals. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is committed to the community regardless of age, race, religion, sexual preference, socioeconomic background, or any other factor. Discrimination of any form will not be tolerated within the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

Along with the responsibility of providing firm and fair law enforcement services to the public comes the duty of fiscal responsibility. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is committed to finding new and innovative ways to increase technology and manpower, prevent duplication of services within the Sheriff’s Department, and to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the department by making clear concise decisions that will benefit the community as a whole.

Our mission is never ending and every employee must strive to achieve our goals each and every day in order to serve the public in the manner in which they expect and deserve.

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The pictured items were recovered as a part of an ongoing investigation and believed to be possibly stolen out of vehicles in the Hebron/Burlington area.

If you believe that any one of these items belong to you, please contact Lieutenant Mitch Kotzbauer at mkotzbauer@boonecountyky.org
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DEA National RX Take Back Day is this Saturday, 4/27/2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Our Office and the Florence Police Department have partnered with Kroger this year. You can drop off your unused prescriptions at anyone of the following locations:

Union Kroger - 9001 W. U.S. Hwy 42, Union, KY
Burlington Kroger - 1751 Patrick Drive, Burlington, KY
Walton Kroger - 635 Chestnut Drive, Walton, KY
Florence Kroger - 7685 Mall Road, Florence, KY

Florence Government Center - 8100 Ewing Blvd, Florence, KY
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KYTC advises motorists the John A. Roebling Bridge will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning Wednesday, April 17 at 4 p.m. until further notice. The eastbound sidewalk will be closed while the westbound sidewalk will remain open to pedestrians. The closure is safety precaution after sandstone fragments broke from the east side of the north tower yesterday. Closing the Roebling Bridge is necessary to ensure the safety of vehicles and pedestrians from the potential of additional falling debris at a height of nearly eighty feet. Pedestrians and motorists are urged to respect the barriers.

KYTC officials will evaluate the structure to determine repair options to allow the safe reopening of the 152 year-old bridge to traffic as soon as possible. Performing emergency repairs to the historic bridge is a more extensive process than traditional bridge repairs due to preservation requirements.

A restoration project addressing routine maintenance, including repairs to the sandstone towers, is currently in the design phase with construction estimated to start in the spring of 2020.

John A Roebling Suspension Bridge TANK (Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky) City Of Cincinnati Government Covington, Kentucky Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Enquirer - Cincinnati and Kentucky Northern Kentucky News WLWT 700WLW WCPO - 9 On Your SideLOCAL 12, WKRC-TV FOX19 Cincinati Reds
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August R. Schroer, 18, of Union has been placed under arrest and charged with Assault 1st Degree for stabbing the 15 year old victim.

Schroer provided a full confession and stated that he and the victim recently had a falling out. Earlier this evening, Schroer was walking with friends on Richmond Road when the victim confronted him. The victim shoved Schroer, knocking him down to one knee. As Schroer stood up, he pulled out what is described as a pocket knife and told the victim to get back. Schroer stated that the victim came towards him with a raised fist. According to Schroer, as the victim moved closer, he stabbed the victim one (1) time in the abdomen. Schroer admitted that he did not see a weapon in the victim’s hand(s) and stabbed the victim out of fear of being punched. Schroer stated that he ran away from the scene and called our dispatch center. Shortly thereafter, Schroer located an ambulance that was staged in the area (standing by until the scene is deemed safe to enter by deputies). Schroer was still in possession of the knife and told EMS personnel that he had stabbed the victim. Schroer dropped the knife without incident and remained at that location until deputies arrived.

Assault 1st Degree a Class B Felony, punishable by a prison term of 10 – 20 years if convicted. Schroer has been lodged at the Boone County Detention Center. A bond amount has not been set.

The victim is currently in surgery at University Hospital in Cincinnati. No other information about his condition is available at this time.

This appears to be an isolated incident between the victim and Schroer. Neither one of them lived the area where the assault took place.

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at approximately 7:28 pm, Boone County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 8800 block of Richmond Road in Union for a report of a subject who had been stabbed in the abdomen.

The victim, a male juvenile alleged that he had been stabbed in the abdomen by a known suspect. Once on scene, deputies learned that the suspect flagged down EMS personnel in the area, handed the knife over to them and waited for deputies to arrive. The investigation is ongoing at this time. The suspect was not immediately placed under arrest and is currently being questioned by detectives.

The victim was flown to University Hospital in Cincinnati via Air Care. The victim’s injuries are serious and could be considered life threatening according to medical personnel on the scene.

Once more information is available and appropriate to release, we will issue an update.
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President and Founder of the Boone County Sheriff’s Auxiliary, Sherry Walters, accepted a $325 check from the Student Council at North Pointe Elementary today. The money was raised from a contest sponsored by the Student Council where donations were made by teachers and the funds raised were given to the Student Council. These students spoke with their SRO, Deputy Kappes, and he informed them of all of the great things that the Boone County Sheriff’s Auxiliary does for our deputies and for the community in general. What a fantastic and thoughtful group of young men and women! ... See MoreSee Less

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