The pins are 3/8 inch by 1 3/8 inch and identify what branch of the military the officer served in.
“For many veterans, public service continues to be a calling after they have left the military. We take pride in the number of veterans in our department and are excited to recognize them in this way,” said Boise Police Acting Chief Ron Winegar.
There are about 300 sworn officers with the Boise Police Department and at least a quarter of them have served in either the US Marines, US Army, US Air Force, US Navy and the US Coast Guard. Their combined years of military service is 678 years and growing. Their combined years of Boise Police Department service is 948 years and growing.
“I am personally grateful for all of our military veterans and active military members,” said Boise Police Captain Matt Jones. “Our organization is blessed to have so many individuals who volunteered to serve and protect both our nation and our local community. These pins are a great way to honor their service and recognize their sacrifice.”