Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Fund for Fallen Lakewood Officers

Fund for Fallen Lakewood Officers

    Dec. 2, 2009 - Members of the Boise Police Department have set up a fund to allow fellow officers, emergency service workers, and all members of our community to assist the families of four fallen police officers from the city of Lakewood, Washington, killed in an ambush recently in Pierce County, south of Seattle.

    "We understand no amount of money will bring these officers back to their families, but we will do what we can to help those families know the service and sacrifice of their loved ones is recognized, appreciated, and will be remembered." said Boise Chief of Police Michael Masterson.

    "The families grief is unimaginable, and our thoughts and prayers go to the loved ones left behind by the deceased officers, including the officer's nine children." said Captain Pete Ritter of the Boise Police Bench Patrol Division.

    As a show of support for the officer's families, Boise Police will send a two person Honor Guard and two motorcycle escort officers to the memorial service scheduled for next Tuesday in the Tacoma Dome.

    Fallen Lakewood Officers Fund - Boise PD has set up a special bank account under the name "Fallen Lakewood Officers Fund" at Bank of the West, Emerald-Maple Grove branch.

    Boise Police are urging citizens who wish to contribute to do so by Monday morning, Dec. 9th. BPD officers attending the memorial plan to give a check from the fund to the fallen officer's families following the memorial service next Tuesday.

    Contributions to the fund are also being taken at the front desk of the Boise Police Department administration building, Boise City Hall West, 333 N. Sailfish Place, off Emerald between Maple Grove and Mitchell Streets. Checks should be made out to the Fallen Lakewood Officers Fund.

    On behalf of the Boise Police Department, thanks in advance to citizens for any contributions made to assist the families of the four fallen officers.

- Fallen Lakewood Officers Fund

- Bank of the West, Emerald - Maple Grove branch

- Boise Police admin, City hall west, 333 N. Sailfish Pl.

- Contributions by Monday morning, Dec. 9th.

- Checks should be made out to the Fallen Lakewood Officers Fund.

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Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
Boise Police Department
PIO, Boise Fire Dept.
(208) 570-6180
lhightower@cityofboise.org
www.boisepolice.org