Community Vigil: Reflecting on the Lives Lost and Honoring Survivors

October 27, 2021

On Monday, our community experienced a horrible tragedy, one that we are grappling with today, and will likely continue to for days and weeks to come. Our families, friends and neighbors experienced trauma that no one should ever have to live through. Our city is holding each of you in our hearts.

As we look forward to healing together, community members are invited to an evening vigil to honor those we lost that day, Jo Acker and Roberto Padilla Arguelles. As well as recognize the heroism of the untold everyday heroes – mall employees, shopkeepers, shoppers – who stepped up and stepped in to help strangers they found themselves next to during a difficult and terrifying time, and to thank our police officers, fire department, first responders and paramedics who made sense of chaos and treated community members with compassion while helping them to safety.

The community Vigil will be held at Boise Towne Square Mall (350 N. Milwaukee Street) at the Main Entrance, in front of Old Chicago, on Thursday, October 28 at 7 p.m.

More information

Due to COVID-19, to protect the health and safety of our community, we are asking all attendees to please wear a face covering and practice physical distancing with members outside of their immediate household.

Drawing of the State of Idaho with a heart at the location of Boise and words "City of Boise"

Contact: Mayor's Office Media Relations

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