Idaho Police K9 Memorial

$4,155 of $30k goal

Raised by 42 people in 5 months
Treas Valley-Lodge
on behalf of Joseph Andreoli
 MERIDIAN, ID
FUNDRAISER GOAL:

 

The specific goal of this fundraiser is to build and maintain a physical memorial for past, present, and future Police K9’s who have lost their lives in the line of duty.  The most recent event occurring in Boise that resulted in the loss of K9 “Jardo” has brought to the forefront that, although these police partners have paid the ultimate sacrifice, there is currently no physical memorial in place to honor these heroes.  Below are brief descriptions of the K9 Heroes that we have lost to date in the State of Idaho.  Please support honoring and memorializing these Hero K9’s. 

 

IDAHO POLICE K9 OFFICER MEMORIAL BIO'S

 

On March 5, 1995, Officer Thomas and K9 Kai were dispatched to an individual armed with a firearm who was walking up and down the highway.  K9 Kai was released to apprehend the suspect.  He shot once at Kai, and then struck Kai on top of the head with the barrel of the gun.  The suspect then pointed his gun at officers who returned fire.  K9 Kai was struck by a round in the side of the jaw.  Life Flight was called and transported K9 Kai and Officer Thomas to Pocatello.  They were then transported by ground to the veterinarian center where he succumbed to his wounds.  Officer Thomas and Officer Kai were given Medals of Valor, along with distinguished Medals of Honor through Bannock County Sheriff’s Office.   Close to 100 canine officers drove to Pocatello to pay their respects.

 

On June 5, 2002, Deputy Schiffler and his K9 Rik were dispatched to assist Bonneville County SWAT on a warrant for a suspect who kidnapped a 14-year-old girl.  When the suspect saw law enforcement, he fled and a tri-county pursuit ensued.  The suspect took a forest service road and turned onto a dead end where his vehicle got stuck.  The suspect then got out of the vehicle and started to walk away.  K9 Rik engaged the suspect who pulled a gun and shot and killed K9 Rik.  Sgt Raymond was also shot in the leg.  Officers returned fire and the suspect took his own life.  Deputies involved in the incident believe that K9 Rik’s sacrifice saved Sgt Raymond’s life as well as the other officers involved.   Officers and K9’s from all over the state attended the funeral.       

 

On July 1, 2016, Emmett Police Chief Scheihing and K9 Roscoe were stopped at a stop light when a semi rear-ended their vehicle.  Both K9 Roscoe and Chief Scheihing were injured in the crash.  Chief Scheihing refused to let EMS transport him until K9 Roscoe was transported first to the local vet.  It was discovered at the vet that K9 Roscoe had suffered severe damage to his spine.  Medical crews, officers and council members responded to the clinic to pay their respects before Roscoe was put down.  Police from all over the state came to pay their respects at his funeral.            

 

On November 11, 2016, Boise Police Cpl. Shane Williams and his K9 Jardo were part of the Special Operations Unit search team that was doing an area search in a Boise neighborhood for a wanted, armed suspect.  The suspect ambushed officers, opening fire and striking two officers before his location could be determined.  K9 Jardo immediately went toward the gunfire and attempted to apprehend the suspect.  In doing so, the suspect diverted from firing on officers and turned the gun on Jardo.  Two Boise Police officers and K9 Jardo were shot by the suspect. Both officers and Jardo were rushed to local hospitals for immediate treatment.  On November 16, 2016, K9 Jardo succumbed to the injuries from the wound he received. It is believed that the actions of Jardo on November 11, 2016 prevented officers from receiving additional gunfire and prevented additional officers from being ambushed.
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Posted by Shauna Galloway
1 month ago
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Thank you for all your support. We are working hard on the memorial and will start posting updates soon on our Facebook page.
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$4,155 of $30k goal

Raised by 42 people in 5 months
Created November 19, 2016
Treas Valley-Lodge  
on behalf of Joseph Andreoli
OE
$20
Omar Elkhalil
12 days ago
$10
Anonymous
1 month ago
CD
$10
Chris Dallman
4 months ago

Donation made For and from the WA st. Police dogs....

MD
$1,000
Mary Ricketts & Susan Dobie
4 months ago

HE IS YOUR DOG "He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion." ~unknown author~

$25
Audrey Bath
4 months ago

Good boy, Jardo. RIP

MZ
$50
Mike & Diana Zubizareta
4 months ago
JS
$25
Julie Stevens
4 months ago
TW
$250
Terry & Vickie Williams
4 months ago

Heart of a Hero perfectly describes K-nine officer Jardo. He truy is a hero. He could be friendly and enjoyed being petted, but when it was time to go to work, he went eagerly to serve and protect the Boise community. He loved police work! Thank you, Shane, for your dedication in training such an amazing K-nine. Thank you to Jardo's family for taking great care of him. Jardo will always have a place in our hearts. Love from Officer Shane Williams' parents.

JC
$100
John & cami Conners
5 months ago

One hero protecting other heros.

$25
Tami Miller
5 months ago
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