Idaho Police Identify Officer Who Was Injured In Shooting

Nov 16, 2016

Credit Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

Idaho police have identified a Boise officer who was seriously injured in a shooting last week as Corporal Kevin Holtry, a 17-year veteran of the department.

Holtry was shot multiple times in the Friday shootout and has remained hospitalized since, though officials have said his condition has improved slightly each day.

Boise police officer Corporal Chris Davis and a police dog were also injured in the shooting, and 33-year-old parolee Marco Romero was killed.

Police were searching a Boise neighborhood for Romero, who was wanted in connection with a separate shooting in Meridian last week, when the shootout began. Davis has since been released from the hospital and is recovering at home, as is the police dog, Jardo.

Boise Chief William Bones said Holtry is tough, and asked that the community continue to support him in his recovery.

A candlelight vigil was scheduled to be held for Holtry on Tuesday evening.