Mountain Home Coffee Shop, Salon Step Up to Help Injured Boise Police Officers
MOUNTAIN HOME, Idaho (KLIX) – A coffee shop and salon in Mountain Home are stepping up to help two Boise police officers who recently were shot in the line of duty.
On Friday, Cpl. Kevin Holtry, along with other members of the Special Operations Unit, were searching for an armed felon in Boise when Holtry was shot multiple times. According to the Boise Police Department, his condition is improving at St. Alphonsus Medical Center, but he has a long way to go to full recovery. Cpl. Davis and police K9 Jardo also were shot and are recovering at home.
Our community wants to show these officers that we all are standing by them through the healing process," reads a statement from the Mountain Home Police Department, "and how much our community cares.
Thoughts and prayers have been welcomed on their behalf by the department, but a couple of businesses in Mountain Home want to do more.
From 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19, Brie’sta Coffee Co., which has set up donation buckets at the shop, will donate all proceeds from purchases made that day as well as donations all week to the injured police officers. Cheekys Boutique & Salon also will be donating that day’s proceeds to the officers.
“We are very grateful that we live in such a kind, caring, and supportive community to our law enforcement,” reads a statement from the Mountain Home Police Department. “When an officer is shot so close to home, it becomes a reality [that] impacts not only law enforcement but even a small community like Mountain Home.
“Our community wants to show these officers that we all are standing by them through the healing process and how much our community cares. Along with our great citizens, officers from our department, members from the Mountain Home Fire Department, Elmore County Sheriff's Office, Idaho State Police, volunteers from our military community, and other agencies will be helping.”
Brie'sta is located 925 Airbase Road in the parking lot of the Family Dental Center. Cheekys Boutique & Salon is located at 105 North 2nd East, both in Mountain Home.