Police on Saturday released the names of two Canyon County sheriff's deputies shot by a reputed white supremacist last month.
Deputy Brad Childers, a K-9 handler and SWAT team member, has returned to patrol. Deputy Mike Roth, who was shot twice in one of his arms, still is recovering. Both men have been with the sheriff's office for six years.
Childers and Roth were among five deputies who were looking for aggravated assault suspect Kyle Alan Batt Oct. 23 at Batt's father's home in Caldwell when investigators say Batt opened fire.
Batt, 27, was shot in one of his legs by a police bullet and then shot himself in the face when a SWAT team found him hiding in a nearby garage, investigators say. He's now recovering at a physical rehabilitation center in Boise. Childers is the deputy who returned fire, according to authorities.
The Anti-Defamation League has identified Batt as a white supremacist with ties to local hate groups, including the Hammerskin Nation, but his older brother, Ryan Batt, told the Idaho Statesman last week that Batt has long regretted getting a "white power" tattoo on his chest.
Ryan Batt said Kyle Batt had recently gotten on medication for mood swings and was drunk on whiskey and distraught about a fight with the mother of his children when the deputies approached.
Law enforcement withheld the names of the deputies until a short ceremony before Saturday's Boise State football game. Childrers, Roth and their families were honored on the field with footballs autographed by Coach Chris Petersen.