On Monday October 25th our family was contacted with awful news. Joseph 'Jo' Acker's life was cut short while protecting others at the Boise Town Square Mall. Known as a son, brother, father, sister and friend. She was taken too soon from us. I am one of Jo's 5 older sisters and we would like to set up this fund to help cover costs associated and to help set up a bright future for Everay, the daughter left behind. All funds will be transferred into an account held by Jo's father Robert. The heroic efforts Jo displayed saved many others from the same fate. From a young age Jo showed compassion and concerned for others well being. Spending time learning/teaching Taekwondo and joining the Army in 2013, Jo was always wanting to make others feel safe. Jo had a quarky sense of humor and was always ready with a good joke or snarky comeback. Jo is loved dearly by his Father, Mother, 2 bonus Mothers and 5 sisters, multiple nieces and nephews, her life partner along with a slough of friends. Jo will be greatly missed. Thank you for your support and love.