Police sergeant goes above and beyond


When I read the July 1 story The South Florida cop who won’t stay fired I was saddened and surprised. Sgt. German Bosque from the Opa-locka Police Department is not just any cop — he has made mistakes like all humans, but has never been guilty of murder. He has worked for the city for 19 years — a year and a half as a volunteer — and has been a public servant during midnight hours, in a violent city where people live and work under stress.

When I lived in Opa-locka, a man hit my car in a store’s parking lot. He gave me his phone number, a false name and went on the run. I called the police station, and within minutes came German Bosque. He wrote the report.

A few days later I went to the police station, talked to the boss who tried to help me locate the fugitive by phone. He did not show up. The next day I saw Bosque and explained the problem to him. A few days later, he came to my house and said he went to the see the man’s girlfriend, the owner of the car. I went to the car’s owner and collected the money to fix my car.

About four months ago, at midnight, I was going to my house and saw Bosque parked at a gas station. I asked him to follow me in his police car to my house and he did. He told me to call him whenever I needed help.

I never saw him again, but I found out that Bosque has helped many other residents in Opa-locka. I wish him luck and blessings.

Elsa I. Pardo, Miami

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