Boone PD Swears-In Five New Officers

Published Monday, February 29, 2016 at 2:35 pm

FEB_2016

The Boone Police Department announces the appointment of five new officers to our patrol division.

Andrew Absher, 35, a Caldwell County native joined the Department on October 26, 2015. He is assigned to the patrol division as a School Resource Officer at Watauga High School. Andrew has been a law enforcement officer since 2003, serving with both the Blowing Rock Police Department and Watauga County Sheriff’s Office.

Justin English, 22, a Buncombe County native and 2015 graduate of Appalachian State University joined the Department on January 18, 2016. He is currently assigned to the patrol division.

Lucas Ferry, 23, a Buncombe County native and 2015 graduate of Appalachian State University joined the Department on January 18, 2016. He is currently assigned to the patrol division.

Walker Smith, 24, a Cabarrus County native and 2014 graduate of Appalachian State University joined the Department on January 4, 2016. Walker served with the Appalachian State University Police Department prior to joining the Boone Police Department. He is currently assigned to the patrol division.

Cody Whitfield, 26, a Person County native and 2011 graduate of Appalachian State University joined the Department on January 4, 2016. Cody served over 4 years with the Durham Police Department prior to joining the Boone Police Department. He is currently assigned to the patrol division.

“Boone Police Department is very proud to announce the addition of these officers to our community and our police department family. We believe these officers possess the moral values and character attributes that are critical to performing their jobs with the upmost of integrity and professionalism.

These young men sought employment at Boone Police Department to be a part of, and to be protectors of a very special community. We consistently look for officers who seek to preserve public trust by demonstrating impartial service to all,” Boone Police Chief Dana Crawford said.

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