Boise Police Officer Left Paralyzed, Leg Amputated, in Wake of November Manhunt

Cpl. Kevin Holtry;  Photo: via

Cpl. Kevin Holtry; Photo: via

A Boise police officer who was shot in a November manhunt has been left paralyzed and one of his legs had to be amputated above the knee, the department recently revealed. 

Corporal Kevin Holtry said during a press conference that his left leg needed to be amputated above the knee as a result of his injuries.

Holtry is also paralyzed from the waist down and is looking at an extended period of rehab.

The incident that left Cpl. Holtry wounded involved a search for 33-year old Marco Romero. Romero had been wanted in relation to an earlier shooting incident.

The ensuing manhunt culminated in Cpl. Holtry and Cpl. Chris Davis being shot in an exchange of gunfire with Romero. Romero was killed in the incident.

A police K9 named Jardo was also shot and killed.

Deputy Chief Eugene Smith said of Holtry's fight to recover, "His fight, his drive, his will to recover has been nothing short of inspirational to every individual who had the opportunity to visit with him or talk to him over these last few weeks."


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