An asset to the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, Mickey Boyles III, has served on the force since 2003 starting off as a jailor in the small county facility.

Mickey Boyles III was promoted to sergeant in Mineral County recently.

An asset to the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, Mickey Boyles III, has served on the force since 2003 starting off as a jailor in the small county facility.

On Jan. 23 the deputy was promoted to sergeant, where the officer now patrols Hawthorne; its tiny neighbors and the outlying destinations of Mineral County.

A sergeant comes with more responsibilities. Boyles is now the commander of his shift. He is responsible for calls during the shift, his deputies and overseeing to make sure everything runs smoothly.

Moving to Hawthorne in 1996, Boyles is a Mineral County High School alumni, graduating in 1999. He comes from long standing family in the community.

“I look forward to seeing where this goes. It was exciting to become sergeant.” Boyles says of his recent achievement.

Sheriff Stewart Handte recognizes the possibilities that Boyles demonstrates and is ready to help the newly stripped officer with his duties.

“As the department expands and grows, the responsibility [Boyles has] will also grow. Sgt. Boyles has went from patrol deputy to sergeant. He is an asset to the department and community. I congratulate him on his promotion.”