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Posted on: June 16, 2017

[ARCHIVED] News Release - New Purcellville Police Officers Swearing In Ceremony

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Barry Dufek, Business Mgr.




New Purcellville Police Officers 



PURCELLVILLE, Va. June 16, 2017 — The Town of Purcellville Police Department is proud to announce the graduation and swearing in of two new officers: Jeremy S. Boyd and Matthew P. Hays. Boyd and Hays will be sworn in as Police Officers on June 21, 2017, and graduate from the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy on June 22, 2017. Loudoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court, The Honorable Gary Clemens, will be swearing in the new officers at the Purcellville Town Hall at 4:30 PM on Wednesday June 21, 2017.

Officer Boyd is a lifelong resident of Loudoun County. He graduated from Park View High School in 1990 and is best known for his family’s past roller skating business in Sterling. Boyd is an avid golfer, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu enthusiast, and an ardent family man. He is married with three children and spends the majority of his spare time with his family and horses. He loves helping others and is proud to serve those in the community of Purcellville.

Officer Hays graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Liberty University. For the past three years he has been employed in the banking business with Fauquier and Middleburg Banks. It was experiencing a bank robbery that brought him to a career in law enforcement. Hays is married and an uncle to three. In his spare time he teaches middle school and high school students Sunday School at his church in Marshall, VA. He loves sports and is a part time sports league commissioner for adult sports in Fauquier County. His concern for those who are too afraid or unable to protect themselves will lead him to be a valued member of the Purcellville Police Department team.

Please congratulate Officers Boyd and Hays on their successful completion of training at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy. All are welcome to attend the swearing in ceremony on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at 4:30 PM at Town Hall.

The Town of Purcellville, Virginia

Purcellville is an award-winning town of nearly 9,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 40 miles west of Washington, DC. It has been honored for its green initiatives, most recently with the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities. The Town has an elected Mayor and six Town Council members. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, Purcellville has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, entertainment, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at

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