Boise & Garden City

Fallen Boise police officer the inspiration for benefit workout

Mark Stall
Mark Stall

The Boise chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police will hold a crossfit workout to benefit the families of Idaho fallen officers, those injured in the line of duty and law enforcement officers in distress.

The initial Mark Stall Strength and Honor Challenge will take place beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. It will be held at Camp Rhino Boise, located at 5244 W. Overland Road.

Treasure Valley Lodge #11, the sponsor of the event, invites all exercise enthusiasts, not just law enforceement officers, to participate.

Retired Boise Police Chief Larry Paulson, who served as the department’s top officer when Stall, 29, was shot during a Downtown traffic stop on Sept. 20, 1997, will speak at the opening ceremony.

Stall, who had been with the department three years, was hit below the right armpit, just below his protective vest. He later died during surgery. Stall is the only Boise police officer to be killed in the line of duty.

The two brothers in the car, Craig Brodrick, 29, and Doug Brodrick, 27, died in the shootout with police. A second police officer, Ron Winegar, was also injured.

In 2011, the city of Boise renamed North Sailfish Place to Mark Stall Place. That street is where the Boise Police Department and the Boise Fire Department are headquartered.

The challenge will feature different heats every 45 minutes between 11:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. There is a prescribed “Mark Stall Hero Workout,” but participants are free to scale it down to meet their own fitness levels.

The cost is $20 or $25 on the day of the event. Registration includes a T-shirt.

Members of the Boise Police Department and the Fraternal Order of Police- Treasure Valley Lodge #11 would like to invite any and all exercise enthusiasts to the 1st Annual Mark Stall Strength and Honor Challenge.