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Post Falls police sergeant wounded by gunfire released from hospital

UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Sgt. Justin Anderson, 36, of the Post Falls Police Department. (KHQ)
Sgt. Justin Anderson, 36, of the Post Falls Police Department. (KHQ)
From staff reports

A Post Falls police sergeant who was shot in the abdomen last week while attempting to arrest a wanted man was released from the hospital Tuesday morning.

Sgt. Justin Anderson, 36, will continue his recovery from home, according to the Post Falls Police Department. He was hospitalized at Kootenai Health.

Anderson had been searching for Thomas W. Boland, 53, last Tuesday night when he exchanged gunfire with a man outside a home at 111 S. Bentley Place.

The man then went back inside the home, prompting an hours-long standoff that ended when Boland was found dead inside his home. His cause of death has not been released. Police said multiple firearms were discovered near Boland’s body.

Boland was wanted on two warrants – one for failing to appear in court for two counts of misdemeanor assault and one for a charge of resisting and obstructing law enforcement.

Anderson joined the Post Falls Police Department in 2013 and leads the department’s bike patrol and special response teams.

“We would like to thank the citizens of Post Falls, as well as all our local communities, for their continued support of Sgt, Anderson and the Post Falls Police Department,” the department said in a statement. “The overwhelming support received has been sincerely appreciated.”

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