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Lieutenant Boggs Retires after 26 Years with the Irvine Police Department


On Thursday, October 6, 2011, Lieutenant Henry Boggs was honored at a retirement ceremony in the Conference and Training Center. 


The several speakers included Chief Maggard who presented the retirement badge, Henry’s longtime friend and coworker, Officer Mario Casas and Commander Barry Aninag.  Lieutenant Mike Hallinan represented the Management Group and presented the Boggs’ with a gift certificate for a visit to wine country. Sergeant Gary Wyatt presented Henry with a .45. caliber SigSauer handgun, purchased on his behalf by the Irvine Police Association.


The highlight of the presentations was a heartfelt speech given by Jenny Boggs, Henry’s daughter.  She made it clear that although he will be missed at the Department, she is overwhelmed with excitement for the opportunities his retirement will present for their family.


Lieutenant Boggs began his career in law enforcement as a Santa Monica Police Dispatcher in 1982. In 1983, he became a Police Officer with the Los Angeles Transit Police Department where he worked until 1985 when he transferred to the Irvine Police Department.


At Irvine, Lieutenant Boggs worked a variety of assignments in Patrol and Investigations. He was a Field Training Officer, a Burglary Detective, and in 1997 he was the first Orange County Detective assigned to the Los Angeles Cargo Crime Task Force.  Before promoting to Lieutenant in 2006, he also worked as the Training Coordinator, a Patrol Sergeant, and a Detective Sergeant in the office of Professional Standards. As a Lieutenant, Henry worked as the Public Information Officer, coordinated several special projects, and finally served in the Operations Support Bureau as a Traffic Lieutenant. 


Lieutenant Boggs retires after 26 years but his contributions to the Irvine Police Department are will remain throughout the Department for years to come.