A Whatcom County Sheriff's Office employee accused of pointing a knife at a woman during a neighborhood party has been fired.
Don Boyd lost his job as deputy director of the Sheriff's Office Division of Emergency Management on Friday, Feb. 13, Sheriff Bill Elfo said. Boyd had been on paid administrative leave since Nov. 24, when an investigation started, earning a monthly salary of $6,199.
The sheriff said the decision to terminate Boyd, who has worked for the office since 1996, was based on an internal review of a Nov. 22 incident. Elfo said the findings in the internal investigation "are parallel to what was filed with the criminal case."