Comes out of retirement for position
Just a few weeks into his retirement, Paul Boscia has agreed to return to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office to become undersheriff. He succeeds Peter Convery, who died suddenly in November. Boscia will begin work on Feb. 6 and serve at least through the remainder of Sheriff Don Smith’s current term, which ends in December.
Boscia, who retired in December as a first sergeant, began his career with Putnam County in 1988 as a corrections officer. He was appointed as a deputy sheriff in 1989 and assigned to the patrol division, later becoming a K-9 officer.
He received several letters of commendation during his career, including for negotiating the surrender of a barricaded man, for disarming a suicidal man armed with a knife, and for saving a heart-attack victim. He and other instructors were also commended for improving the firearms training program of the sheriff’s office.
An Air Force veteran, Boscia holds a bachelor’s degree from Manhattan College and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy.