Boise Officer shot multiple times

$88,770 of $100k goal

Raised by 878 people in 4 months
Trisha Obenchain-Nickel
on behalf of Kevin Holtry
 BOISE, ID
On 11/11/2016, a Boise Police Officer was shot multiple times during the apprehension of a violent felon.  The Officer sustained significant injuries and will require long term medical care.  The Officer is currently hospitalized and will be off duty for an extended period of time.  The Officer’s professional and personal life will be impacted.

The Officer’s name is currently being withheld until all family members can be notified and preparations can be made. 

The Officer has been with Boise Police for approximately 17 years.  The Officer is a member of the Special Operations Unit and is currently a Patrol Officer.   The Officer is a humble leader, a mentor, a great man, a father and a friend to many.  The Officer’s attitude on a daily basis is positive and he has done great things for the City of Boise.  The Officer can best be described as special.

Please help in the support of the Officer as he receives medical care and recovers from his injuries.  The Officer’s friends, co-workers and family appreciate any and all donations that graciously come from this effort.

An update will be posted later when the Officer’s name has been released.
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Update 1
Posted by Trisha Obenchain-Nickel
4 months ago
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With the permission of family, the injured Officer is now being identified.

Officer Kevin Holtry has been with the Boise Police Department for approximately 17 years and is currently assigned to Patrol. Kevin is a member of the Boise Police Special Operations Unit and has previously been a K9 handler.

As stated before, Kevin is very special Officer and human being. On a daily basis, Kevin carries with him an attitude that can be described as positive and exemplary.

At this point, Kevin is currently stable but in Intensive Care. Kevin will require long term medical care. We have reached our original goal but continue to raise money to meet any needs that Kevin may have.

Friends and family appreciate all contributions. The outpouring from the local community and across the United States has been unbelievable. We can't thank you enough.
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Suzy Corbet
4 months ago
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Angela Dailey, guess what? The mother of his children is taking time off of work to make sure their daughter's get to spend as much time as they need with him. You are ignorant and disrespectful to the officer and his family. Family from out of town is staying have hotels and food to pay for. Please keep your rude comments to yourself.

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Oscar Dieguez
4 months ago
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What about the family members that have to take time off work to be with their loved one while they work towards recovering? Insurance doesn't cover that. Have some compassion and if you don't agree with donating, then how about you just move along Angela Dailey.

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William Wright
4 months ago
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We will be there for you. Do not worry about anything but getting back on your feet. And, we will help you do that too.

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Russ Carsner
4 months ago
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If you're just trolling move along if you're going to donate then donate !!! Prayers for my brothers in blue.

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Kathy Weaver
4 months ago
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Prayers to the officers, their families, including work family. I know this is a very difficult time Also, prayers to those that don't want to understand or care to understand the heartache and burden this puts on the families.

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KP Patchett
4 months ago
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For those who think cops are made of money... Workmans comp and disability doesn't pay for the meals they have out because they're constantly at the hospital, or the job they left to keep vigil, or the upkeep to their lives while they're not living it. Do you realize a Baton Rouge officer is still in a coma, months later! Workmans comp in Idaho doesn't last forever, and disability only pays a portion of their wages, but doesn't recoup the lost wages of family members who keep watch. FMLA only keeps your job available, and only for 12wks. It's BIGGER than you think. HELP THIS FAMILY! They give their loved one to YOU on loan for his entire work life. It's not much to ask.

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Amber Wright Mathis
4 months ago
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We pray for you and your family. For your brothers and sisters in blue! Andrea Dailey and Katrina Pustorini ... This officer and his family deserve the utmost respect from you and those that they serve. No family is ever prepared to financially carry the burden of a situation like this regardless of how they found themselves in the situation or what their profession may be. The benefits that you speak of will not even begin to cover the cost incurred by our officer and his family. I pray that you never find yourselves in this situation and that never have to face how you and your family will survive financially.

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Sharlot Baker
4 months ago
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Please, if you don't want to donate just move along. No one asked for your comments unless they are going to be in a positive manner. Really before you have negative thoughts or comments walk in the shoes you are commenting about Angela Dailey and Katrina.

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Gwen Gugelman
4 months ago
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We watched Kevin grow from a young man into an incredible father and police officer. He has always made his parents extremely proud. Kevin is tough and if anyone can pull though all this, it is him!

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Lizzy Jo
4 months ago
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Praying for these amazing people in blue. We honor all of you, respect you, are so immensely proud of you, and thank you! We stand with you and pray that healing finds you quickly!

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Vernon Nielsen
4 months ago
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1

And thank you for the bravery and dedication to service the purpose of the community's safety at your own risk and sacrifice.

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Vernon Nielsen
4 months ago
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Glad to see this exceeded its goal, I hope its truly going to be enough . Multiple gunshot wounds can do some pretty serious and permanent damage, Praying that this isnt the case. I think this a conservative number though

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Karen Jinks
4 months ago
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Angela Dailey, really? How stupid can one person be? I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings by calling you stupid, but I am pretty sure you already knew it.

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Steve Gleason
4 months ago
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My heart felt prayers for a speedy recovery go out to the wounded officers, their families, and the Boise Police Department. Police are sworn to support and defend the Constitution, follow the rule of law, protect and serve, and ensure people are safe in their communities. These are difficult times and I pray our community and the Nation can stand tall ad appreciate our law enforcement professionals. Steve Gleason

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Sarah Ercanbrack
4 months ago
1
1

It's ironic how some people choose to view this sort of situation. Yes, I'm certain he has insurance and will probably receive some Workman's comp and disability but none of those things ever come close to what is actually required to pay for something like this. After emergency surgery, who knows how many weeks in the hospital and probably additional surgeries, the bills will be astronomical. Most insurance covers 80-85%. That means his medical bills cannot exceed much more than $300,000 or the $50,000 they are attempting to raise here will not even cover his insurance copay. $300,000 may sound like a lot but it isn't hard to do is a case like this. He knowingly put himself in danger to protect us, all of us. The man who shot him had committed terrible crimes and it seemed as if he had no intention of stopping. This officer took those bullets so that no one else would have to. Yes, it is something that they know could happen every day when they go to work. Does that make it easier on the family? No, trust me. I've directly seen the effect that this is having on his family. Does it mean we don't owe him anything because he voluntarily chose that profession? Definitely not. Without brave police officers like this one, many more people would have been hurt or killed. Don't donate if you don't want to but don't go to a gofundme page and start complaining because there are other people who are willing to help. His family doesn't need to read your opinions and frankly, you have no room to judge. If nothing else, we should all be respectful and remember that he's a father, a son, a brother. And all those people who love him are so scared every day that he lies in that hospital bed. We have no business making that worse. Really, police officer or not, we should all be a little more loving with each day that goes by. Think about if this was your family, and maybe think it over for a while before you decide you know just how these things "should" be done.

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Taryn Zastrow
4 months ago
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Prayers for you for your recovery. We are thankful for your service and your bravery. The Greg Hoffman family.

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Cari Norlin
4 months ago
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Praying that God's healing hands stay upon you through your journey. I am crying with your family and department, and rejoicing that you are alive. You keep fighting, and resting, heal well my brother. Officer Cari Norlin/PPB (Portland Oregon)

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Valerie Korte Murray
4 months ago
1
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I pray he will have a speedy full recovery...no police officer should be in this situation. Can people possibly stay positive on this page....his family needs our positive thoughts and prayers...not the negativity.

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Vicki Irwin
4 months ago
1
1

Angela Dailey, first off if you don't want to donate shut the hell up! Secondly it doesn't matter what the health insurance status is, retirement plan, or if they are a millionaire. No family is ready to handle all the bills, time off of work, loss of work (if they exhaust the FML), or turmoil on the family. No one writes these hateful comments when it is a thug, who was legally killed do to their own stupid actions. The thugs family post a gofundme page, hell they hit of every organization that will help them to pay the funeral expenses and then they look at it as a get rich quick scheme. I think that 50,000 is a small price to pay for his families dedication to this HERO's choice of profession.

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Lei Lani
4 months ago

Let's get clear. This will not bill through his personal medical health insurance plan, the hospital/doctor/physical therapy/surgeries/etc will be paid through his employer. Workers comp pays 66%, and is not taxed. Yes, their monthly paycheck will be short, depending on their tax bracket. Medical retirement has a monthly check, with a lump sum up front payment. And yes, I am sure they appreciate all the generosity from everyone. So everyone is clear on benefits and can quit arguing.

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$88,770 of $100k goal

Raised by 878 people in 4 months
Created November 12, 2016
Trisha Obenchain-Nickel  
on behalf of Kevin Holtry
DG
$100
David & Ginny Glasscock
5 hours ago

Kevin, We're going fishing this summer!

$100
Anonymous
7 hours ago
$50
Anonymous
14 hours ago
$100
Anonymous
22 hours ago
CE
$50
Christopher Earle
7 days ago
$100
Anonymous
13 days ago
$100
Anonymous
15 days ago
ET
$50
Ed Fenwick and Betsy Tarrant Fenwick and Tarrant
16 days ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

JL
$1,500
Joe Leatham
18 days ago
JL
$1,500
Joe Leatham
18 days ago

Corporal Holtry, Thank you for bravery. You and the other officers went looking through backyards for an armed, hiding, carjacking murderer. I am sure the only thing on your mind was protecting the people in that neighborhood. We appreciate you so much. I have seen your interviews on the news and you are an inspiration to all of us. My business. Professional Concrete Accessory Service will be working with officer Tim Beaudwin for some decorative Concrete projects on your home. I hope to get the chance to meet you and thank you personally for your service.

Suzy Corbet
4 months ago
5
5

Angela Dailey, guess what? The mother of his children is taking time off of work to make sure their daughter's get to spend as much time as they need with him. You are ignorant and disrespectful to the officer and his family. Family from out of town is staying have hotels and food to pay for. Please keep your rude comments to yourself.

+ Read More
Oscar Dieguez
4 months ago
3
3

What about the family members that have to take time off work to be with their loved one while they work towards recovering? Insurance doesn't cover that. Have some compassion and if you don't agree with donating, then how about you just move along Angela Dailey.

+ Read More
William Wright
4 months ago
2
2

We will be there for you. Do not worry about anything but getting back on your feet. And, we will help you do that too.

+ Read More
Russ Carsner
4 months ago
2
2

If you're just trolling move along if you're going to donate then donate !!! Prayers for my brothers in blue.

+ Read More
Kathy Weaver
4 months ago
2
2

Prayers to the officers, their families, including work family. I know this is a very difficult time Also, prayers to those that don't want to understand or care to understand the heartache and burden this puts on the families.

+ Read More
KP Patchett
4 months ago
2
2

For those who think cops are made of money... Workmans comp and disability doesn't pay for the meals they have out because they're constantly at the hospital, or the job they left to keep vigil, or the upkeep to their lives while they're not living it. Do you realize a Baton Rouge officer is still in a coma, months later! Workmans comp in Idaho doesn't last forever, and disability only pays a portion of their wages, but doesn't recoup the lost wages of family members who keep watch. FMLA only keeps your job available, and only for 12wks. It's BIGGER than you think. HELP THIS FAMILY! They give their loved one to YOU on loan for his entire work life. It's not much to ask.

+ Read More
Amber Wright Mathis
4 months ago
2
2

We pray for you and your family. For your brothers and sisters in blue! Andrea Dailey and Katrina Pustorini ... This officer and his family deserve the utmost respect from you and those that they serve. No family is ever prepared to financially carry the burden of a situation like this regardless of how they found themselves in the situation or what their profession may be. The benefits that you speak of will not even begin to cover the cost incurred by our officer and his family. I pray that you never find yourselves in this situation and that never have to face how you and your family will survive financially.

+ Read More
Sharlot Baker
4 months ago
2
2

Please, if you don't want to donate just move along. No one asked for your comments unless they are going to be in a positive manner. Really before you have negative thoughts or comments walk in the shoes you are commenting about Angela Dailey and Katrina.

+ Read More
Gwen Gugelman
4 months ago
1
1

We watched Kevin grow from a young man into an incredible father and police officer. He has always made his parents extremely proud. Kevin is tough and if anyone can pull though all this, it is him!

+ Read More
Lizzy Jo
4 months ago
1
1

Praying for these amazing people in blue. We honor all of you, respect you, are so immensely proud of you, and thank you! We stand with you and pray that healing finds you quickly!

+ Read More
Vernon Nielsen
4 months ago
1
1

And thank you for the bravery and dedication to service the purpose of the community's safety at your own risk and sacrifice.

+ Read More
Vernon Nielsen
4 months ago
1
1

Glad to see this exceeded its goal, I hope its truly going to be enough . Multiple gunshot wounds can do some pretty serious and permanent damage, Praying that this isnt the case. I think this a conservative number though

+ Read More
Karen Jinks
4 months ago
1
1

Angela Dailey, really? How stupid can one person be? I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings by calling you stupid, but I am pretty sure you already knew it.

+ Read More
Steve Gleason
4 months ago
1
1

My heart felt prayers for a speedy recovery go out to the wounded officers, their families, and the Boise Police Department. Police are sworn to support and defend the Constitution, follow the rule of law, protect and serve, and ensure people are safe in their communities. These are difficult times and I pray our community and the Nation can stand tall ad appreciate our law enforcement professionals. Steve Gleason

+ Read More
Sarah Ercanbrack
4 months ago
1
1

It's ironic how some people choose to view this sort of situation. Yes, I'm certain he has insurance and will probably receive some Workman's comp and disability but none of those things ever come close to what is actually required to pay for something like this. After emergency surgery, who knows how many weeks in the hospital and probably additional surgeries, the bills will be astronomical. Most insurance covers 80-85%. That means his medical bills cannot exceed much more than $300,000 or the $50,000 they are attempting to raise here will not even cover his insurance copay. $300,000 may sound like a lot but it isn't hard to do is a case like this. He knowingly put himself in danger to protect us, all of us. The man who shot him had committed terrible crimes and it seemed as if he had no intention of stopping. This officer took those bullets so that no one else would have to. Yes, it is something that they know could happen every day when they go to work. Does that make it easier on the family? No, trust me. I've directly seen the effect that this is having on his family. Does it mean we don't owe him anything because he voluntarily chose that profession? Definitely not. Without brave police officers like this one, many more people would have been hurt or killed. Don't donate if you don't want to but don't go to a gofundme page and start complaining because there are other people who are willing to help. His family doesn't need to read your opinions and frankly, you have no room to judge. If nothing else, we should all be respectful and remember that he's a father, a son, a brother. And all those people who love him are so scared every day that he lies in that hospital bed. We have no business making that worse. Really, police officer or not, we should all be a little more loving with each day that goes by. Think about if this was your family, and maybe think it over for a while before you decide you know just how these things "should" be done.

+ Read More
Taryn Zastrow
4 months ago
1
1

Prayers for you for your recovery. We are thankful for your service and your bravery. The Greg Hoffman family.

+ Read More
Cari Norlin
4 months ago
1
1

Praying that God's healing hands stay upon you through your journey. I am crying with your family and department, and rejoicing that you are alive. You keep fighting, and resting, heal well my brother. Officer Cari Norlin/PPB (Portland Oregon)

+ Read More
Valerie Korte Murray
4 months ago
1
1

I pray he will have a speedy full recovery...no police officer should be in this situation. Can people possibly stay positive on this page....his family needs our positive thoughts and prayers...not the negativity.

+ Read More
Vicki Irwin
4 months ago
1
1

Angela Dailey, first off if you don't want to donate shut the hell up! Secondly it doesn't matter what the health insurance status is, retirement plan, or if they are a millionaire. No family is ready to handle all the bills, time off of work, loss of work (if they exhaust the FML), or turmoil on the family. No one writes these hateful comments when it is a thug, who was legally killed do to their own stupid actions. The thugs family post a gofundme page, hell they hit of every organization that will help them to pay the funeral expenses and then they look at it as a get rich quick scheme. I think that 50,000 is a small price to pay for his families dedication to this HERO's choice of profession.

+ Read More
Lei Lani
4 months ago

Let's get clear. This will not bill through his personal medical health insurance plan, the hospital/doctor/physical therapy/surgeries/etc will be paid through his employer. Workers comp pays 66%, and is not taxed. Yes, their monthly paycheck will be short, depending on their tax bracket. Medical retirement has a monthly check, with a lump sum up front payment. And yes, I am sure they appreciate all the generosity from everyone. So everyone is clear on benefits and can quit arguing.

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