Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, February 13, 2009

02-13-09 BPD Rock Band plays at Special Olympics

02-13-09 BPD Rock Band plays at Special Olympics
    Boise, Feb 13, 2009 - Jonny Law, the Boise Police Rock Band has been invited to play at tonights closing ceremonies for the 2008 Special Olympics Winter World Games.
    
    Jonny Law performed at ceremonies for last years Special Olympics Winter Invitational Games in Boise, and is very proud to have been invited back!
 
    Special Olympics organizers tell band members the audience tonight at the Idaho Center is expected to be about 13,000 people. Jonny Law is scheduled to play one song during the ceremony, then play a 30-minute concert for the athletes at a post-ceremony dance. The closing ceremony is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. tonight at the Idaho Center, with Jonny Law set to go on approx. 8:45 p.m.

    For the ceremony, Jonny Law members will perform the song "Kryptonite" by 3 Doors Down to symbolize the courage and strength of the Special Olympics athletes.
    
    Jonny law is a six-member rock band, organized back in 2001. Since then, the band members have volunteered their time to play at dozens of schools and special events, helping build relationships between police officers and young people, and often giving the students anti-drug messages while they're entertained with top rock hits.

     All band members are officers with the Boise Police Department. Band members are:
 
Lt. Ron Winegar-Drums
Det. Todd Bilbo- Bass Guitar/Lead and backing Vocals
Ofr. Casey Hancuff- Lead and backing vocals/Rhythm Guitar
Ofr. Eric Urian- Lead Guitar
Lt. Kent Lipple -Guitar/ LeadVocals.
Ofr. Scott Scally- Sound Engineer 

    For video of a past performance from Jonny Law, click on http://www.cityofboise.org/Departments/Police/BPDVideoFiles/page13122.aspx and scroll to "Jonny Law the BPD Rock Band Introduction Video (3rd from bottom).