Sgt. Roy Bogue recently retired from the Sheriff’s Office after more than 30 years with the agency.
Roy started in Key West right out of high school working at the detention center. He attended the FKCC Law Enforcement Academy and then worked on road patrol and went to college to earn his BA in Criminology.
Over the years, Roy worked as a Sheriff’s Detective in Marathon, has been a part of the Dive Rescue/Recovery Team and the SWAT Team. He became a Sergeant in Plantation Key over 20 years ago, where his main duties have been supervising road patrol.
Roy has been very involved with the community; he’s implemented child safety seat checks and helped to coordinate other community events including National Night Out and many kids days in Islamorada.
To give everyone just a small taste of what a law enforcement officer sees and experiences over a span of 30 years: Roy has found kidnapped children, rescued divers, talked down suicide attempts, recovered large illegal drug and weapon deliveries and solved cold case crimes. He has also spent time holding survivors, and helping abused women and children. He has had guns drawn on him, had his nose broken and his knee blown out and received more than a few threats.
Roy will be missed.