St. Cloud, Fl – On Tuesday, August 6th, 2013, the St. Cloud Police Department held a promotional ceremony. St. Cloud Chief of Police, Pete Gauntlett, proudly promoted Sgt. Boyd Graham to the rank of Captain. Capt. Graham was presented with his new badge and badge number as part of the ceremony. “It is with great pleasure that I announced the promotion of Sgt. Boyd Graham to the rank of Captain. Capt. Graham has served the St. Cloud Police Department and our community with considerable honor, through his leadership, commitment and service to the law enforcement profession” said, Chief of Police, Pete Gauntlett.
On Wednesday, August 7th, 2013, Captain Graham retired from the St. Cloud Police Department, after 16 years of service. Prior to joining the St. Cloud Police Department, Capt. Graham served our country in the United States Marines and then in the United States Army for a total of eight years.
Capt. Graham has been with the St. Cloud Police Department since 1996. He was promoted to the rank of Patrolman First Class/Corporal in September of 2001. Capt. Graham was later promoted to the rank of Sergeant in February of 2006; where he served in the Patrol Operations Division and the Investigative Services Division. During his career at SCPD, Capt. Graham has been awarded the following Distinguished Awards: Hard Charger Award in 2004 and the Leadership Award in 2009 and again in 2012.
It is with heavy hearts and deepest sympathy that we inform the community that Captain Boyd Graham lost his battle to liver cancer and passed away early this morning, August 30th, 2013. “Today, our community lost a hero! We extend our hearts and love to his family at this difficult time and thank all those in the community that have been supportive of Capt. Boyd Graham and his family during the past few months of his battle," said, Chief of Police, Pete Gauntlett.
Funeral arrangements are being made. A separate press release will follow with additional details. We kindly ask the media not to disturb his family during this difficult time, and respect their privacy. Any media inquiries, please direct to the St. Cloud Police Department’s Public Information Officer.
Agency: St. Cloud Police Department
EOW: Friday, August 30, 2013