Officer Jason Rose

Awarded in 2011

On August 21, 2010, at 2300 hours, Boise Police Officers Jason Rose, Adam Crist, and Casey Hancuff responded to an active shooter call. A frantic woman told Dispatch that someone was shooting at her door. The shooter then entered her home and desperate screams were heard. Officers Crist, Hancuff, and Rose made entry into the dangerous homicidal shooting environment where they encountered two people with gunshot wounds. The male suspect was down with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The victim was down with gunshot wounds to both legs. The femoral artery in her left leg had been splayed open by a bullet and she had sustained massive bleeding. Unable to find a pulse on the unresponsive woman, the three officers refused to give up on her. Officer Crist recognized the need for a tourniquet so he, Officer Hancuff, and Officer Rose fashioned two sets of hobbles into tourniquets and applied them while elevating the woman's legs. Officer Crist held the victim's hands and encouraged her. Miraculously, the victim responded to their life-saving efforts by regaining consciousness, motioning with her hands, and eventually talking. Officer Crist was able to gain valuable intelligence on the suspect while Officers Hancuff and Rose maintained the vital pressure on the tourniquets. Several times they fought for the woman as they watched the life flow out of her. With total commitment, Officers Rose and Hancuff held the tourniquets tight as they sped toward the hospital in the ambulance. Both paramedics and hospital staff stated that without the dedicated actions and quick thinking of Officers Crist, Hancuff and Rose, the victim would have died at the scene from massive blood loss. With the knowledge and belief that an active shooter was present, Officer Rose willingly entered the homicidal shooting environment at great risk of death and serious injury to himself. His complete commitment and quick actions averted the death of the victim. His actions are in the highest tradition of Idaho law enforcement and are a credit upon himself, the Boise Police Department, and Idaho Law Enforcement officers.

Awarded in 2009

On August 5, 2008, Boise Police Officer Jason Rose responded to a Code Three call to "assist Fire". Officer Rose observed the fire, propelled by 50 mph winds, racing towards the Oregon Trail Heights Subdivision. Officer Rose drove to the threatened subdivision where he was joined by Boise Police Officer Chris Davis. Breathing thick, black, toxic smoke, Officer Rose and Davis ran from door to door, evacuating residents from their homes. After clearing one such home, Officer Rose was leaving the residence when he felt as if he "had been hit in the back with a sledgehammer." He flew off the porch and was thrown facedown onto the ground as the house behind him exploded. Knowing he had almost been killed, Officer Rose picked himself up and pressed on through the flames and chaos. On numerous occasions, forty-foot walls of flame forced the officers to dive for cover. Propane tanks and water heaters exploded around them, shooting high into the air. Houses were burning as the officers entered home after home to make sure the residents were safely evacuated. Officers Rose and Davis remained committed to evacuating the residents without regard for their own lives, causing them to become trapped in a cul-de-sac by a 100-foot wave of swirling flames. Officer Rose drove his patrol car through a barrier, allowing them to escape with their lives. Officer Rose's selfless and heroic efforts averted the probable loss of many lives.

Message Sent Successfully!

Message Failed To Send.

Send a Message to Police

Thank you for contacting the Boise Police Department. Please fill out the form and someone from the department will be in touch with you.

If this is an emergency, please call 911.