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Ride To Honor Fallen Trooper Huff

Idaho State Police will honor and send off a Boise woman who will ride in the Police Unity Tour in memory of one of ISP's five fallen troopers. Toshi Kempkes, will ride in memory of Trooper Linda Huff who was shot and killed in the line of duty on June 17, 1998, in Coeur d'Alene. Toshi will begin the almost 300 mile ride in East Hanover, New Jersey on May 9th and will finish on May 12th at the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial in Washington, DC. Idaho State Police Colonel Ralph Powell and other ISP personnel will meet Toshi and send her off on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Idaho Peace Officer Memorial in Meridian. Toshi will ride in memory of Trooper Huff, as well as, her brother, Sergeant Dan Sakai, and three other Oakland Police Department officers that were killed in the line of duty on March 21, 2009,in Oakland, California.  Toshi has ridden each May since 2010 in memory of all law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty/ISP news release. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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