Clay County Sheriff sergeant dies after long-term illness, served over 20 years with department

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Sergeant Scott Boyum, 54, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2021, after a long-term illness. He served with the department since 1999.

CLAYCOMO, Mo. — The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is mourning after the passing of one of their own on Saturday.

The sheriff’s office tells FOX4 54-year-old Sergeant Scott Boyum died Saturday after a long-term illness.

He was assigned to the Detention Unit and has served with the sheriff’s office since 1999.

“We are heartbroken for his family and coworkers,” the department said Sunday.

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