Supervisory Special Agent Edwin “Ed” Henry Boldt, Jr.



Ed was born November 12, 1943 in Toledo to Edwin Henry Boldt and Alcemae (Relyea) Boldt, Sr. He attended DeVilbiss High School where he was often on the Honor Roll, served as Class Treasurer and on Student Council, played Basketball, participated in Cross Country, and served as a representative on several committees. He then earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at the University of Toledo where he was a member of Ohio Iota fraternity. He earned a Juris Doctorate in 1968 at the University of Toledo College of Law.

Ed joined the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent on September 23, 1968. He was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent (SSA). From 1983 to 2002, SSA Boldt managed the Legal Unit, serving as Chief Division Counsel, at the Cincinnati Field Office. By 1989, he was also acting as spokesman for the Field Office. SSA Boldt retired on May 31, 2002.

On June 2, 2002, he took a position with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office as an Administrative Assistant (Safety) and Sheriff’s Counsel. He served as a liaison with Hamilton County officials, department/section heads, attorneys, and the general public. On July 23, 2009, he was promoted to Administrative Assistant (Administration). Administrative Assistant Boldt retired December 31, 2012 with 44 years of service to his country and county.

SSA Boldt also served as Chairman of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI, CI Chapter.

SSA Boldt died peacefully, surrounded by family, on March 11, 2024 at the age of 80.

He was predeceased by his parents and siblings, Linda G. (Zaye), Barbara E. (France), and Carl Boldt. SSA Boldt is survived by his wife of 57 years, Janet (Borgerson) Boldt; children, Amy Lee (Joe) Krimmer, Abby (Jay) Messner, and Beth (Simon) Nicholson; and grandchildren, Sydney Messner, Avery Messner, Wyatt Krimmer, and Molley Krimmer.

Visitation will be held 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on March 23, 2024 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church at 7820 Beechmont Avenue. Immediately following, a Memorial Mass will be celebrated.

Memorials may be made to the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church or the Alzheimer’s Association.


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