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An Ada County sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed Saturday evening

Vaseline 3 months ago

BOISE, Idaho — An Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputy was shot and killed Saturday evening in an incident that led to a Boise police officer shooting and killing the suspect later that evening.

The deputy, identified at the news conference as Deputy Tobin Bolter, was the first ACSO deputy killed in the line of duty. The sheriff’s office said a peer support group is now available for their deputies.

According to a news release, the incident began shortly before 9 p.m. when Deputy Bolter was shot by a suspect after making a traffic stop near West Overland Road and South Raymond Street in Boise. A citizen witnessed the shooting, called 911 and performed CPR until the deputy could be transported to Saint Alphonsus in Boise, where he later died.

Then, around 9:30 p.m., Boise police officers located the suspect near a home on South Jackson Street. Neighbors in the area were warned to stay away as members of the BPD Special Operations Unit attempted to take the suspect into custody.

Shortly after midnight, the suspect fired a gun at officers, causing a BPD officer to fire back and hit him. The suspect received medical attention and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The suspect in the incident has not been named.

No Boise Police officers were injured and the officer involved will be placed on administrative leave while the Ada County Critical Incident Task Force (CITF) led by the Garden City Police Department investigates.

While en route to assist the downed deputy, another Ada County Sheriff’s Office deputy was involved in a two-vehicle crash with a utility pole near South Meridian Road and East Amity Road. The deputy was taken to Saint Alphonsus in Boise and is now in stable condition.

“We are grateful that no innocent, uninvolved bystanders were injured in these violent encounters,” Boise Police Chief Ron Winegar said.

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean had flags placed on all city buildings so they could be flown at half-staff in Deputy Bolter’s honor. Flags must remain at half-mast until Deputy Bolter’s funeral. Idaho Governor Brad Little also ordered all U.S. and Idaho state flags lowered to half-staff until the day after Deputy Bolter’s memorial service.

“I grieve for the family of Deputy Tobin Bolter,” McLean said. “And I stand with the members of the Ada County Sheriff’s Department, the Boise Police Department, and all those in law enforcement who feel this loss acutely as they put their lives on the line every day to protect our community.”