Honoring Deputy Tobin Bolter

Please join the Idaho Sheriffs’ Association in remembering and honoring Deputy Tobin Bolter (age 27) who was shot in the line of duty while conducting a traffic stop on Saturday, April 20th, and who died on April 21st. Deputy Bolter has served the Ada County’s Sherrif’s Office since January and had seven years of law enforcement experience. Governor Brad Little has ordered flags to be flown at half mast in honor of Deputy Bolter.

In addition, another ACSO deputy, Deputy D. Denney, was involved in a two-vehicle crash while on the way to assist Deputy Bolter. Officials said that deputy was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition.

The Ada County Sheriff’s Office Employees Association (ACSEA) has set up several ways for monetary donations to be made; please specify which deputy (Deputy Bolter or Deputy D. Denney) you would like to donate for.

  • Direct deposit at Idaho Central Credit Union (Routing number: 324173626 // Account number: 737631173)
  • Venmo (@ACSEA)
  • Mail (Ada County Sheriff Employees’ Association PO Box 45009 Boise, ID 83711)

Congratulations to NSA President Donahue!

Message from President Heslington:

June 27, 2024 was a very proud and historical evening for the state of Idaho, the Idaho Sheriffs’ Association and Canyon County Sheriff Kieran Donahue. Throughout that week, the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) held its Annual Conference and Presidential Banquet in Oklahoma City, OK.

During the inauguration ceremony of NSA’s banquet, Sheriff Donahue was sworn in as the 84th President of the National Sheriffs’ Association. This is the first time a sheriff from Idaho has held this position.

This inauguration is a testament to Sheriff Donahue’s commitment to Canyon County, the state of Idaho, and to our great country. It is the result of a tremendous level of commitment and passion at so many levels. His work at the local, state, and national level regarding legislation, border security, the narcotics crisis, domestic violence, and other matters of public safety are all illustrations of this commitment.

It was an honor to be in Oklahoma City to support our new NSA President Kieran Donahue. On behalf of the Idaho Sheriffs’ Association, I congratulate you. I thank you and I appreciate you continuing “the fight” on behalf of our state, our association, and our great nation!

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