Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

City Council OK's "Mark Stall Place", Unveiling set for May

City Council OK's "Mark Stall Place", Unveiling set for May

    Boise, April 26, 2011 - Mayor David Bieter and members of the Boise City Council today gave their approval for a unique honor for a fallen officer.

    The Council gave their okay today to change the name of the street where the Boise Police and Fire Departments are headquartered to Mark Stall Place. Currently the street is called Sailfish Place. The address is south of W. Emerald Street between N. Mitchell and N. Maple Grove Road. Officer Stall was shot to death September 20, 1997. He is the only Boise Police Officer to be killed in the line of duty.

    During this afternoon's council meeting, several members including Mayor Bieter said the tribute to Officer Stall was fitting and timely now with City Hall West firmly established as the city's public safety headquarters in West Boise.

    The Idea: The idea to honor Officer Stall by naming a street after him came directly from officers in the department. Chief Michael Masterson and Deputy Chief Jim Kerns carried the proposal through the city process.

    The Process: Today's City Council approval is just part of the process to actually change the street name. Signs will now be manufactured and prepared for installation. The post office will route all mail to the new address for one year. 

    The Change: The actual name change will take place during a public ceremony Thursday, May 19th.   

    "This is a very appropriate tribute to Officer Stall and the ideals and service he dedicated his life to." said Deputy Chief Jim Kerns. 

    "It completes the circle of Mark's memory to have all city public safety services come from an address bearing his name. It's a legacy of honor for all of us who work here to strive for."

    The Boise Police Department has a web page dedicated to Officer Stall's memory. Log onto:

http://www.cityofboise.org/Departments/Police/AboutBPD/OfficerMarkStall/page59070.aspx