Boise Officer shot multiple times
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.