The IDAPI program is a partnership between the Idaho Humane Society and local prisons. Shelter dogs get a new chance of finding a home after spending eight weeks receiving training from inmates. Dogs live with inmates 24 hours a day and learn an array of skills. In this video, inmates share their thoughts about the program in September 2015.
Idaho State Police chased a pickup truck driven by Jose Manuel Sanchez down Interstate 84 in April 2015. The truck crashed in Elmore County. Sanchez was charged with three felonies and sentenced to 15 years in prison. Jason Henley, a passing motorist from Clinton County, Ohio, was honored by ISP for helping take into Sanchez into custody.
Anthony Firkins Jr. lost his job due to drug use. He quit counseling and taking his antidepressant. The Nampa police officers who collided with him early one morning in April 2013 didn’t know any of that — they only knew that a man driving recklessly led them on a 5-mile chase, crashed his pickup and then hid under a flatbed at a recycling business. Firkins, with a toxic amount of meth in his system, died shortly after police arrested him that morning. The officers were cleared in Firkins' death.
Canyon County deputies responded to a domestic violence report on March 18, 2015 in the 9000 block of Charles Way in Middleton. During a confrontation, Canyon County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Bingham shot and killed Brandon Rapp, 31, who had a firearm. Bingham was cleared in the shooting death Thursday, Nov. 12, the same day Idaho State Police video released from Bingham’s body camera.
Idaho World War II veteran John Joseph McCarthy, 92, was honored for his service in Guadalcanal and other battles — and the governor issued a proclamation making Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, John McCarthy Day. It was all part of the Warbird Roundup at the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa.