The Mountain View and Capital football teams will don a Boise Police Department sticker on the back of their helmets when the two schools compete for the 5A state championship at noon Saturday at Albertsons Stadium.
The decals will honor Boise Police Cpl. Kevin Holtry and Cpl. Chris Davis, who were shot Nov. 11 trying to apprehend a suspect on the Boise Bench. Both have ties to Treasure Valley football programs.
Davis, a former Boise State player, has a son, Tyler, on the freshman team at Mountain View. Holtry played at Meridian High with West Ada Athletic and Activities Director Scott Stuart and Duane Richter, the father of Mountain View safety Jace Richter.
Mountain View Athletic Director Luke Wolf said both schools wanted to show support for local law enforcement in light of recent negative publicity around the country.
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“Their kids go to all of our schools, they’re community members, they’re coaches even,” Wolf said. “It’s just another way to thank them for not just their police work, but also being a member of the community. Even though Boise and Meridian are growing, we still take care of our own.”
Wolf said Boise Police donated the stickers to the schools. Wolf received 140 decals — 70 for each team — Wednesday and delivered them to Capital.
Jardo, a Boise Police K-9 also shot last week, died Thursday.
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