Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

FOP Day

FOP Day

Boise, February 15, 2006 – Some 45 Police Officers from around Idaho will gather in Boise on Thursday to talk to state legislators about solutions to financial hardships officers face after being injured in the line of duty.

The officers will be joined by Coeur d’ Alene Police Officer Mike Kralicek who was shot in the face and paralyzed while on duty. Officer Kralicek’s wife Carrie will explain to lawmakers at a breakfast meeting the struggles the family has faced since Mike’s tragic shooting. So far, more than 20 legislators have indicated they will attend the breakfast meeting and hear from the Kralicek family.

What: Idaho Fraternal Order of Police

When: Thursday February 16th. 7:00am

Where: Grove Hotel in the Aspen room

On-site Contact: Officer Paul Jagosh

Background: The Fraternal Order of Police is the largest police organization in Idaho with over 1,100 members statewide. The FOP will be discussing pending legislation they hope will fill the financial gap that officers face after being injured on duty.

After the breakfast meeting with lawmakers, the officers will move to the Statehouse to continue their meetings with legislators, lobbying for benefits for officers injured in the line of duty.