"Officer Rashid" passes away

Posted at 10:17 PM, Dec 27, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-28 00:17:50-05

Sad news today from the Boise Police Department.

A Boise boy who became known as "Officer Rashid" has passed away. The eight-year-old boy was battling cancer... and in August was sworn in as an honorary officer with the Boise Police Department. He then helped the police solve a crime... leading him to return the sacred hammer to the Boise State Broncos football team.

The police department took to twitter today... Saying quote - "With heavy hearts officers learned today they had lost their brother, Officer Rashid. RIP Rashid, we have the watch"

The football team also took to social media sharing a photo with the message -- "Once a Bronco, always a Bronco. Thank you, and RIP Officer Rashid"