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This community lost a beacon of community service and justice yesterday. We mourn the loss of a remarkable soul, Police Commission Chair Dallas A. Boggs, whose presence touched the lives of countless individuals here in Eugene. As Eugene Police grieves alongside his family, friends, and colleagues, we honor the legacy of a man whose dedication was bright. Since July 27, 2020, Dallas graced the EPD Police Commission with his wisdom and passion, working to shape and advocate for public safety policy. He was chair for the past two and a half years and his unwavering dedication leaves an indelible mark on the work we do.  Dallas loved this community and his police department.

Beyond his service on the Police Commission, Dallas exemplified the power of perseverance and pursuit of excellence. Dallas graduated from Mannheim American High School, Germany in 1984, then attended Virginia State University in Petersburg, Virginia, and majored in Public Administration. After transferring to the University of Oregon, Dallas went straight from Brenner’s delivery driver to general manager. Dallas then worked as a general manager for Palm Harbor Homes for two years in Coburg, Oregon, then six years in Millersburg, Oregon, the flagship store. While at Millersburg the store was #2 Company-Wide (2008). Dallas returned to downtown Eugene as a co-owner of Brenner’s Furniture for four years then back to Millersburg as general manager of Homes Direct for a year. Currently, Dallas was working in sales at Brenner’s Furniture and on the Board of Directors at Sponsor’s Inc. 

Dallas’s impact extended far beyond the confines of his professional endeavors. His volunteer work and community involvement spoke volumes about his commitment to people and to this community. He served as former president of Mid-Oregon Executive Association, a member African American Community Coalition, committee member of Ducks Unlimited South Lane County, 2015 & 2023 judge for Miss Lane County Scholarship Pageant, founder of Black Professionals Eugene/Springfield on  Facebook, and a 5th year ambassador raising money for Men Wear Pink of Lane County (American Cancer Society). 

Dallas was a widower and often talked of his beloved daughter, Jada, of whom he was exceedingly proud. 

The memory and legacy of Dallas as a catalyst for positive change and progress will inspire us to continue his good work. 

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