Elk River Police Officer Brian Boos has been promoted to patrol sergeant, effective April 2.
He fills a vacancy created by the March 30 retirement of Sgt. Jeff Mordal.
Boos has a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from St. Cloud State University. He is a 15-year veteran of the Elk River Police Department and has worked in the patrol division for his entire career, according to Police Chief Brad Rolfe.
Boos was the department’s canine officer from 2001 to 2008, has been a police department field training officer for 13 years and is a member of the department’s honor guard.
He has received several awards and commendations including two Lifesaving Awards, most recently for removing a suicidal woman from the path of an oncoming Northstar commuter train last May.
The Elk River City Council approved Boos’ promotion Monday, April 1, and also agreed to hire William Koch to fill Boos’ patrol officer position effective April 15.
Koch is an 18-year veteran police officer, working for the Anoka Police Department for the past 14 years, according to Rolfe. He has an associate’s degree in law enforcement from North Hennepin Community College and extensive training and experience, Rolfe said.
Koch was one of the top candidates from the 2012 selection process to fill a previous vacancy, Rolfe said.