Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fishy mishap provides meals for critters and anglers!

06-10-10 Fishy mishap provides meals for critters and anglers!

 Fishy mishap provides meals for critters and anglers!

     Boise June 10th 2010 -The Boise Police Association hit a snag yesterday as they transported hundreds of fish from Hagerman to McDevitt pond for the annual free fishing event. The Boise Police Association raised enough money to purchase about 400-500 extra large trout in the pond this year with money raised at the BPA annual fishing tournament. Unfortunately, as the transport vehicle was driven from Hagerman, a kink in the oxygen supply line formed, killing the majority of the large fish before they arrived yesterday around 6:00 p.m. at McDevitt pond.

    Fortunately there is a happy ending! As volunteers arrived at McDevitt pond there was a large crowd on hand to help and witness the stocking. Many of the fresh fish that had perished on the trip were handed to anglers. The remaining fish that did not survive the trip were delivered to the Boise Zoo to become fresh dinner for hungry critters!

    In addition, right now, Boise Police Association volunteers are on their way back from Hagerman with another truck full of extra large trout! The trucks are expected to arrive this afternoon to be dumped into McDevitt pond, in time to increase the odds for anglers this weekend! You are again invited to attend this annual visual event as we prepare the pond for Saturday!

    Who:  Boise Police Association

    What:  Fish stocked again,  in preparation for Free Fishing day!

    Where:  McDevitt Pond, Eagle & McMillan

    When:  This afternoon - approx. 1:20 p.m.

The on site contact for this event will be Officer Denis Tolan


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Release Prepared By:

Charles McClure
Boise Police Public Information