Officer Mark Stall

On September 20, 1997, at approximately 1:20 a.m., Boise Police Officer Mark Stall and his partner, Officer Rob Berrier, responded to a call to assist at a traffic stop in the parking lot of a bar in downtown Boise. The two suspects in the stopped automobile defied nearly every command given to them by Boise Police Officers Bryan Hagler and Stephen Van Doren. With Officers Dale Rogers, Ron Winegar, Gary Wiggins, Mark Stall, and Rob Berrier present, one suspect was commanded three times to raise his jacket and turn around. Each time he responded with, "I don't think so!" Sweeping his jacket back, he drew a gun from a holster on his hip and began shooting at the officers, hitting Officer Winegar. A gun battle ensued. One suspect emerged from the passenger door of the automobile and opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Stall. Despite his wounds, Officer Stall refused to surrender his weapon while the threat remained. As Officer Berrier pulled him to safety, Officer Stall reached around him and fired at the suspect in an effort to protect his partner and help bring the violence to an end. Officer Stall's indomitable spirit, resolute courage, and profound concern for his fellow officers, without regard for his own life, above and beyond the call of duty, are in the highest traditions of the Boise Police Department and of Idaho law enforcement and reflect great credit upon himself, the Boise Police Department and all Idaho law enforcement officers.

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