Boydd Dixon Galland, 73, died on January 7, 2015 in Encinitas, CA of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
Boydd was born on December 29, 1941 in Royston, Georgia. He moved to Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA in 1952. Boydd is remembered by his family and friends as an outstanding athlete, father, grandfather, and friend who loved his beach community. Boydd graduated from San Dieguito High School in 1960, where he was recognized as Athlete of the Year for his participation in varsity football, basketball, and track. He went on to play basketball for Palomar College from 1961-1962 and was honored as Most Valuable Player in the league. Boydd was also very involved in the Encinitas beach volleyball scene and organized volleyball tournaments at Moonlight Beach for several years.
Boydd served the city of San Diego as a police officer from 1968 to 1973. He also worked in the field of corporate security and was a firearms instructor while living in Las Vegas, Nevada. After retiring, Boydd returned to Encinitas. He was the Alumni Chair of San Dieguito High School Academy Alumni for almost two years.
Boydd enjoyed outdoor activities such as hunting and fishing. In his later years, he could often be seen riding his bike up and down the coast of Encinitas. He liked telling stories about his journey through life and always had a smile to give. He was truly one of a kind.
Boydd is survived by his three children; Lynne, Grant, and Britt Galland. He is further survived by 10 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, other relatives and numerous friends who will all miss him dearly.
OFFICER BOYYD D. GARLAND
SDPD 07/12/1968 - 07/27/1973
12/29/1941 - 01/07/2015