Tobin Bolter

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Tobin Bolter
Ada County Sheriff's Office
7 years

NLEOMF Status: Respect - Pending

On 4/20/2024 at about 8:55 PM, Ada County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Tobin Bolter made a traffic stop on a gray Chevy Suburban in the area of W. Overland Rd. and S. Raymond St. in Boise.

Preliminary information indicates the 65-year-old male suspect had a misdemeanor warrant.

As Deputy Bolter approached the driver’s window, the driver shot Deputy Bolter and fled the scene.  A citizen witnessed the shooting, called 911, and performed CPR until medics arrived.  Deputy Bolter was transported to Saint Alphonsus in Boise.

Shortly after the shooting occurred, Boise Police located the suspect vehicle.  Boise Police located the suspect during a search of the area and were involved in an officer-involved shooting.  Shortly after midnight, officers said the suspect opened fire on them, and a Boise Police Officer returned fire and shot him.  The suspect was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

On the morning of 4/21/2024, Deputy Bolter succumbed to his injuries.  Deputy Bolter was 27-years-old.  Deputy Bolter had seven years of law enforcement experience and had been with the ACSO since January 2024.  Before working for the ACSO, Deputy Bolter worked for the Meridian Police Department and Pleasant Hill Police Department (CA).