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Information for Paul E. Phelps
22 January 1943 - 18 December 1991
Obituary from The Idaho Press-Tribune
December 1991
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Paul E. Phelps

     Paul E. Phelps, 48, of Boise, died on Wednesday, Dec. 18, at a Boise hospital from natural causes.  Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at the Meridian 6th Ward Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5645 So. Maple Grove Road.  Bishop Dan Jones of the ward will officiate.  Burial with honors by the Boise Police Department will follow in the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.  Services are under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel.
    Paul E. Phelps was born on Jan. 22, 1943 at Ogden, Utah.  He attended various schools throughout southern Idaho.  He attended high school in Shoshone where he played football and basketball and graduated from Glenns Ferry High School.  He served m the U.S. Air Force from March 1962 to February 1968.  He married Jolene Tanner on June 12, 1971 at Boise.  Following their marriage they made their home in Boise.  On September 18, 1969 Paul went to work for the Boise Police Department.  He was appointed to the rank of Specialist on March 1, 1983.  Paul transferred from the Uniform Division to General Assignment, CID on May 21, 1975.  Paul was promoted to the rank of Sergeant on Aug. 1, 1978. He was temporarily assigned to Inspections and Internal Affairs on May 6, 1980.  On Dec. 1, 1980 Paul transferred back to the Valley Division.  Paul was made Major Crimes Sergeant on Nov. 23, 1981.  On Jan. 8, 1984 he was reassigned to Vice/Narcotics.  He was a member of the Boise Police Officers Association and the Idaho Narcotics Officers Association.  He was honored this year by the Idaho Narcotics Officers Association as Officer of the Year.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and knife making.
    Paul is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jolene Phelps, Boise; a son, Jason D. Phelps and a daughter, Kimberly A. Phelps, both at home; his mother, Mrs. Maxcine Phelps, Meridian; a brother and sister-in-law, Howard and Linda Phelps, Nampa and a number of nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse E. Phelps in 1977 and a brother, Jesse Donald Phelps who is listed as missing in action since 1966, serving in Vietnam with the U.S. Army.


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