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County Judge Gerald Robinson Remembers Sheriff "Boe" Fontaine

01/18/2021

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I started my career with the Jefferson County Sheriff's office in 1988 as a Deputy Jailer. I got an opportunity to be a certified law enforcement Deputy because of Boe Fontaine who spoke up for me to the higher echelon. Even early in my career, I was impressed with Boe, who at that time was a shift Sergeant. Boe's uniform was always immaculate. You could tell he had a military background. He was a professional through and through. Later, He and Noel Foster quickly influenced my career and gave me the opportunities to excel. We became very good friends. His trust in me even led to me becoming his Chief Deputy.

Boe, was a praying man and he strived to be a better man. It was so much fun to be around him listening to his daily jokes. We had deep conversations that I will never forget. Boe and I stood by each other's side through thick and thin.  He became a close friend to my family and always asked how everyone was doing. He will be dearly missed. I prayed so hard for him to beat his illness but God had another path. Boe will be with others who have crossed over. I can just imagine he and Columbus being in the presence of the Lord and wrestling over who would be the first to give the Lord their hands as they competed with one another to pay for our daily meals! He was always giving to his fellow man and I will miss him dearly. As I fight back the tears, I ask for everyone to continue to pray for his wife Mae and his daughter Kim. May God bring them through their loss!!

With loving memories,

Gerald Robinson

Jefferson County Judge