Boise & Garden City

Condition improves for Boise officer injured in shootout

Boise Police Cpl. Kevin Holtry
Boise Police Cpl. Kevin Holtry

Cpl. Kevin Holtry’s condition was upgraded to fair from serious Tuesday, a hospital spokesman confirmed.

Holtry, a 17-year department veteran, was critically injured and remains hospitalized at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center with multiple gunshot wounds from the Nov. 11 incident. He and a second officer, Cpl. Chris Davis, were injured in an exchange of gunfire with a fugitive parolee, Marco Romero, who was killed in the gunfight.

Davis, shot once in the leg, was treated and released. A police dog named Jardo was also hit. The dog underwent successful surgery and was expected to recover but later died. A service was held for him Tuesday.

Boise police say Holtry faces months of recovery from his injuries. A GoFundMe set up by the Fraternal Order of Police has raised more than $72,500 for Holtry as of Tuesday afternoon, well past its $50,000 goal.

Donations may also be made to the Fraternal Order of Police, Treasure Valley Lodge #11 Benevolent Fund, at branches of Mountain West Bank, or mailed to the group at P.O. Box 642, Meridian, ID 83680.