Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012
BURKE COUNTY, Ga. -- A 65-year-old reserve officer with the Waynesboro Police Department was killed in accident Wednesday morning.
Officer Raymond Bosher was pulling out from Drone Road when he went into the path of a logging truck, which hit his vehicle and then drug it.
He had been a reserve officer of the Waynesboro Police Department since 2008. He was the lead person for their Citizens on Patrol program.
Before working with the Waynesboro Police Department, Bosher was with the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office. He was with the St. George Police Department from May 1992 to October 1992 and the Springfield Police Department until March 1993.
Bosher was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Portion of statement from the Waynesboro Police Department:
We are devastated by the passing of Officer Bosher. There is a void in our ranks and we ask your prayers as we mourn the loss of a good officer, a true friend and a great public servant. Equally devastated are the police explorers, Citizens on Patrol (COPS) and others whom he came into contact with each week. Officer Bosher's dedication to this department and community is second to none and the painful void he leaves behind will be difficult to fill. He will be remembered by his fellow officers for his brotherly love, his vigilance and his unwavering loyalty to this profession. He will not be forgotten.
Our chaplains have been activated to assist our officers through this most difficult time. The Waynesboro Police Department and its members stand firmly with the Bosher family during this difficult time and ask the public's support."