Kentucky State Police Trooper Jared Boggs credits his interest in working on cars with keeping him busy and out of trouble as a teenager.
The 31-year-old Boggs is a 10-year veteran of the state police. He graduated from Cumberland High School and went on to receive an associate’s degree in criminal justice before joining the KSP.
“When I first started policing it was a job — and I worked hard at it, but now that I have a family of my own it’s more about setting an example,” Boggs explained. The example he sets for the community and his family is that, “good choices make for a good life, bad choices lead to bad consequences.”
Boggs’ heart lies with his wife and three children. He said his favorite pastime is teaching his son everything he knows about restoring old cars. His interest kept him busy and out of trouble as a youth, and he said he wanted to pass it on to his son. He coaches his son’s baseball team as well, and has been a Harlan Little League T-ball coach for the last three years.
His superior officer described Boggs’ career and said, “He has become a valuable asset to Post 10 and the citizens of Harlan County. His knowledge of pressing issues surrounding Harlan has resulted in numerous arrests for criminal activity.”
Boggs said his most memorable cases are the ones that make him feel like he really helped the victims by returning property or making them feel safer. “It’s not just about solving cases, but it’s also about helping those in need.”
Through his life and career, Boggs insists his greatest accomplishment is, “Being a good dad.”
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