Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Tuesday, October 04, 2011

UPDATE: Officer Injured in Hit & Run Still Hospitalized

10-04-11 UPDATE: Officer Injured in Hit & Run Still Hospitalized

    Boise, Oct. 4, 2011 - It was just more than one month ago that Boise Police Officer Chris Cowling was seriously injured when he was hit by a car while riding his bike in Caldwell  (news release issued by BPD Sept. 2, 2011). The driver of the car left the scene following the collision.

    As of this writing, Officer Cowling remains hospitalized still recovering from his injuries. Officer Cowling's family and all the Boise PD family appreciate the good wishes and prayers sent by so many for his full recovery.

    Today, the investigating agency, the Caldwell Police Department issued the following release again asking for citizens help in finding the driver responsible in the hit & run involving Officer Cowling. If anyone has any information that may be helpful to the investigation, we urge you to contact Caldwell Police or call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.


Caldwell Police Department: News Release

INCIDENT:  Hit and Run
DATE:  10/04/11
LOCATION: Manchester / Beech, Caldwell

SUSPECT(S): Light skinned female (appx. 25 yoa)



On September 1, 2011 at appx. 1:00 p.m., an off duty Boise Police Officer was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle near the intersection of Manchester/Beech in Caldwell.  The suspect vehicle, a maroon or red colored Pontiac Grand Am (model year 1999-2005), being driven by a light skinned female, appx. 25 years of age with long dark hair, then fled the scene.

The victim, a veteran Boise Police officer, was left lying in the street with traumatic head injuries.  Caldwell Police detectives need your help locating the suspect.  

If you have any information relating to this incident, please notify Caldwell Police at 455-3115 or Crimestoppers at 343-COPS.  A reward for information leading to arrest and conviction is being offered and you can remain anonymous.