Idaho Sheriffs’ Association 3100 Vista Ave. Ste. 203, Boise, ID 83705
WHO WE ARE
The Idaho Sheriffs’ Association incorporated as a non-profit in 1962 to promote the Office of Sheriff and enhance law enforcement professionalism through training, communication, and providing public safety services to Idaho citizens.In addition, we annually inspect all Idaho jails for adherence to Jail Standards, manage the Idaho VINE program, facilitate the Sheriffs Sex Offender registration program, work with DEA on marijuana grow eradication efforts, provide scholarships, and perform a host of other activities to assist Sheriffs in the performance of their duties. Read more about the Office of Sheriff here.
ISA President and Sheriff Kieran Donahue (L) introduces National Sheriffs’ Association President, Sheriff Harold Eavenson to Idaho sheriffs at their May conference in Coeur d’Alene.
Thin Blue LineAs I put my uniform on to protect the weak and the strongFor the free and the brave, my resolve will not waveFor my home! For my love! For my God!And when its time to hold the line I will not falter or failFor it’s much bigger than me. It’s the right to be free.And to uphold the law.I’m a father, daughter, mother, son, proudly wearing mybadge and gunAnd when I kiss my family goodbye sometimes there are tears in their eyesFor they know there are ghosts I see hidden deep inside of meBut strenthened by their embrace…another day I shall faceTo protect, to serve, to keep the peaceHonor bound with courage found when I hit the beat.Where evil forces are unleashed duty calls to stop the beastWith a warning shout guns are drawnAdrenaline pumping, heartbeats thumping,just before the fall.Sometimes it’s us. Sometimes it’s them.I’d do it all over again.To protect the weak, the strong, the braveAnd if you’re standing near my grave, I HELD STRONG!I DID NOT CAVE!I held the line come rain or shine before I took the fallSo when you see a cop like me say thanks for holding theTHIN BLUE LINEWhere justice reign and honor shinesFor YOU…WE HOLD THE LINE!Author: Meridian resident Mary Z. Cahooncreated specially for Idaho’s Peace Officer Memorial Day
Idaho Sheriffs’ Association 3100 S. Vista Ave. Ste. 203, Boise, ID 83705
WHO WE ARE
The Idaho Sheriffs’ Association incorporated as a non-profit in 1962 to promote the Office of Sheriff and enhance law enforcement professionalism by facilitating training, communication, and providing public safety services to Idaho citizens.