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I was shocked and saddened to hear the news that one of our Eagle Police officers was injured in the line of duty Monday morning. This officer was shot twice while trying to pull over a burglary suspect. Thankfully, a Star Police officer was quick to the scene and helped deliver the wounded Eagle Officer to Ada County Paramedics. A coalition of police and deputies from around the Treasure Valley helped find the suspect and bring him into custody. You can read more about the search for the suspect on the Ada County Sheriff’s website. The injured officer is now in stable condition at the hospital.
I want to thank the injured officer, who has chosen to protect and serve our community, despite the dangers that come with the job. I want to thank all our local law enforcement agencies for working together to catch the suspect before anyone else got hurt. I want to thank the paramedics, doctors, and nurses who cared for this officer in a crisis and are now helping him recover from his injuries. And, I want to thank the community who sent in tips and information that led to the suspect’s arrest.
As many of you may know, Eagle contracts with the Ada County Sheriff’s Office for police services, but all of the deputies that are assigned to Eagle, work here day in and day out and are a part of our community. This is a nightmare scenario for our community and especially for the injured officer’s family. It is terrible that one of our own was injured while doing his job to protect us. Now it is our turn to protect, support, and uplift this officer and his family. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers. The Ada County Sheriff’s Office has not released the name of the injured officer yet. When they do, we will have a “Get Well Soon” banner for him at Eagle City Hall so that members of the public can sign it and leave messages for this brave officer. We will post on our website and social media when the banner is up and ready to be signed. We will have more to share soon on other ways to support him and his family.
-Mayor Jason Pierce