Kitsap County’s Sheriff on the Mend


Climbing ladders has been disastrous for Kitsap County Sheriff Steve Boyer these past few years.

Just after Christmas, Boyer, whom I saw yesterday during a visit by Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna, was packing up decorations in a garage attic. The ladder gave way, and he fell, breaking his foot and leaving him badly bumped and bruised.

An injury like that couldn’t keep the sheriff away from work for long, however. He’s currently keeping weight off his foot with a wheeled device that he can prop up his knee on.

In October 2007, the sheriff also had a bad fall off a ladder while cleaning his gutters, in which he sustained a broken pelvis.

He was in good spirits Thursday, accompanying McKenna to meet with West Sound Narcotics Enforcement Team detectives, emergency management and 911 dispatching employees, state troopers, the Silverdale Rotary Club and the Kitsap Sun’s editorial board.

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