Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, January 29, 2007

Trooper Glenn Benefit

Trooper Glenn Benefit

Shows are Sold Out, but You can Still Help Family of Injured Trooper!

      Boise, January 29, 2007 - Two benefit shows tonight at Boise's popular Funny Bone Night Club are sold out, but citizens can still help the family of injured Idaho State Police Trooper Chris Glenn by donating to a fund set up in his name at any Wells Fargo Bank.

      If he is feeling up to it, Trooper Glenn and his wife plan to attend the first show this evening. Trooper Glenn requests no interviews at this time, but ISP Trooper Kevin Haight will accompany Trooper Glenn and will be available for media interviews.

      Doors of the Funny Bone open at 6:00 p.m. with the first show beginning at 7:00 p.m. A silent auction runs from 6 - 7:00 p.m. Tickets for both shows were $20 each. All proceeds will benefit the Glenn family.

      Background: Trooper Glenn was shot by an armed robbery suspect in Twin Falls Dec. 20th. Trooper Glenn remains in a Boise hospital confined to a wheelchair.

      Three comedians and the Funny Bone Comedy Club are donating their time for the benefit that includes two sold out shows. The featured comedians include Tom Simmons who has appeared on HBO, Comedy Central and Serious Satellite radio, and Billy D. Washington, a former law enforcement officer turned comedian who has also appeared on the HBO comedy series. Both nationally known performers changed their schedules so they could be in Boise for the benefit. Several local businesses have also made donations for a silent auction, raffle and door prizes.

      Organizers hope to show their support for Glenn and his family by helping to pay for immediate needs and medical costs.