Two deputies, injured during a shooting, treated to BSU's last home game
Jennifer Auh talks to two Canyon County Deputies, who were injured during a shooting last month. They were treated BSU's last home game of the season. Video by IdahoOnYourSide.comvideo
Two Canyon County Sheriff's Deputies, both injured in the line of duty last month, were among the thousands of football fans in the crowd on Saturday.
They also got to stand on the blue turf, just a few hours before the game against Colorado State.
The two deputies were among the five, who went out to search for the Caldwell man, accused of threatening his girlfriend with a gun last month.
Deputy Michael Roth who injured his arm, during the shooting incident said it's his first time catching a game on the blue.
"It’s actually my first time out here for BSU game day, so I’m pretty excited. I’m here, I’m alive, happy to make it though with my family," said Roth.
Roth said his family was the first thing he thought of, after the shooting. "The kids took it pretty rough, but after I showed them I was okay, they've been taking it real well."
Patrol Deputy Brad Childers said it was the first time, he felt his life was truly in danger on the job.
"It definitely sets you back and makes you appreciate the smaller things in life. With fellow deputies around here, it’s been a great healing process as well," said Childers.
Despite being in the process of recovering from their injuries, the two Canyon County Sheriff’s Deputies and their families had a smile on their faces, looking forward to the Boise State game against Colorado State.
The officers also received Boise State footballs, autographed by Head Coach Chris Petersen. After taking some photos, they headed to their seats to enjoy BSU's last home game of the season.