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Mission Statement

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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These two (2) subjects attempted to burglarize a barn by stealing an ATV Dickerson Road but they were unsuccessful. If you can identify these subjects then please let us know:

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UPDATE: The suspects and truck logo have been identified. Thank you to everyone who reached out to us.


Two people stole numerous bags of rock salt during the early morning hours from a local landscaping business. The truck has a logo on the side and there is a large snow plow attached to the front of the truck. If you can help with identifying the logo or suspects then please let us know:

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We have provided an update regarding the stabbing which occurred on 11/16/2019 at the 1700 block of Burlington Pike.

On Saturday, November 16, 2019 at approximately 10:01 PM, Boone County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the 1700 block of Burlington Pike in Burlington for an unknown problem. Once on scene, deputies quickly learned that a person had been stabbed. After a thorough investigation and careful review, it has been determined that no criminal charges will be pursued relative to this case.

Loyal R. Hearst Jr., 39, of Elsmere, an employee of, At Your Service Taxi was operating his red Dodge Caravan and was dispatched to a fare at R-Bar in Hebron. Samuel J. Bowcock, 32, of California, Kentucky was intoxicated and had to be escorted to the backseat of Hearst’s cab by an employee of the bar. Bowcock’s destination was to a hotel in Florence but he wasn’t capable of providing directions to Hearst. Hearst pulled over to obtain the address. According to Hearst, Bowcock became argumentative due to the meter running while the taxi was stopped. A short time later and while en route to the hotel, Hearst stated that Bowcock moved to the seat directly behind him and suddenly began choking him as he was driving on Burlington Pike towards Florence. Hearst grabbed a fix blade knife that was lying on the front passenger seat and began stabbing in the direction of Bowcock in an effort to get him to release his chokehold. Once Bowcock released the chokehold, Hearst stopped the taxi in the middle of Burlington Pike and exited the van. A passerby dialed 911. After Hearst exited the van, Bowcock climbed to the front driver’s seat and Hearst stated that he believed that Bowcock was trying to steal his taxi. Once deputies arrived, Bowcock was ordered out of the taxi. Upon exiting, Bowcock quickly fell to the ground and was unconscious. He was bleeding heavily from his wounds. Deputies began life saving measures and determined that Bowcock had been stabbed in the head. Bowcock was transported the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and has since been released.

Bowcock sustained multiple stab wounds to the right side of his face that extend from his right temple to just above his jawline. Additionally, Bowcock was treated for several stab wounds to his right bicep and shoulder. Bowcock told detectives that he doesn’t recall his attack on Hearst or being stabbed.

The investigation was turned over to the Boone County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for review and it was determined that no charges will be filed against Samuel J. Bowcock or Loyal R. Hearst.
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Public Auction

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office will from time to time declare seized items or items that no longer have use for the County to be surplus property. These items are then available to the public for bid. As of January 2019, surplus items are available for view and bid on the website, Public Surplus.

Current Items available for bid can be viewed at: https://publicsurplus.com/