Friday, September 11, 2015

Seven Weeks in PALATKA: Sheriff DAVID SHOAR Omitted It From His Official Biographies


Photo credit: The New York Times  

From October 30, 1981 until December 23, 1981, twenty year old DAVID HOAR of Springfield, Massachusetts, (now known as Sheriff DAVID BERNARD SHOAR) was an officer with the Palatka, Florida Police Department.   SHOAR went to work for Palatka PD two days after his twentieth birthday.
Officer HOAR resigned, state records obtained by the Miami Herald show.
In his official biography and campaign biographies, Sheriff SHOAR has never listed Palatka Police Department as part of his career.
Was this material omission of an operative fact, purposeful, perhaps to conceal an embarrassing time in HOAR's career?

Here's an excerpt from SHOAR's official biography:

Bio - David B. Shoar, Sheriff
Born October 28, 1961 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
  •   Married on May 2, 1987 to the former Laura Giannotta.
  •   Father of Emily Elizabeth and Matthew Lawrence.
  •   Member of St. Anastasia Catholic Church, St. Augustine, Florida.
  •   President and Valedictorian of Police Academy Class, 1981.
  •   Patrol Officer, St. Augustine Police Department, 1981-1991.
  •   Sergeant, St. Augustine Police Department, 1991-1997 (road patrol & records/information
  •   Administrative Services Commander, St. Augustine Police Department, 1997-1998.
  •   Operations Commander, St. Augustine Police Department, 1998-2000.
  •   Chief of Police, St. Augustine Police Department, 2000-2004.
  •   Elected Sheriff of St. Johns County Florida, 2004.
  •   Re-elected Sheriff in 2008 (unopposed).
  •   Re-elected Sheriff in 2012 (unopposed).
  •   Graduate of the 193rd session of the prestigious FBI National Academy at Quantico, Virginia,
  •   Graduate of the 46th session of the prestigious FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development
    Seminar (LEEDS) at Quantico, Virginia, 2003.
  •   Graduate of the 35th session of the Chief Executive Seminar (CES) sponsored by the Florida
    Criminal Justice Executive Institute, 2004.
Attended numerous professional/police related schools since 1980/1981.
Civilian Education
  •   Graduated Cathedral High School, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1979.
  •   Graduated Cum Laude (with honors), St. Johns River Community College (Associate of Arts
    Degree), 1987.
  •   Graduated Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors), University of North Florida (Bachelor of
    Arts Degree, Criminal Justice), 1996.
  •   Graduated Summa Cum Laude (with highest honors), University of North Florida (Master’s Degree, Public Administration), 2001.
  •   Scholastic Memberships Gold Key National Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, Student Criminal Justice Association, and the Pre-Law Society.
  •   Adjunct Professor, St. Johns River Community College and Flagler College, 2002-Present.
  •   Awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Flagler College, 2005.
  • …..

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