May 012024

by Alex Joye, Patriot Pawn & Gun

Deputy Tobin Bolter pictured with his wife Abbey.

UPDATE 5/11/24: Raffle tickets are sold out. The Drawing will be held at Patriot Pawn & Gun in Star on Monday, May 13 at 5:00pm. Mayor Trevor Chadwick will draw the winning tickets and the winners will be contacted by phone. We will post the winners online after the drawing.

Original Post: The The Ada County Sheriff Employee’s Association, in partnership with local Sponsors, announces the Deputy Tobin Bolter Memorial Raffle for the benefit of his surviving Wife and unborn Child. We honor Deputy Bolter’s service and his memory. With your help, we will raise $10,000 through this fundraiser and ACSEA Outreach will distribute the funds directly to Deputy Bolter’s wife, Abbey.

We are selling 200 Raffle Tickets only at a price of $50 per ticket. This gives you great odds of winning. 1st Prize is an unfired and very collectible Winchester Model 94 John Wayne Commemorative Large Loop Lever Action Rifle chambered in .32-40 caliber. Estimated retail value of this rifle is $2,000. 2nd Prize is a $1,000 Gift Card to Scheel’s in Meridian, Idaho. 3rd Prize is a Firearm’s Training Class of your choice by BC Firearms ($150 value).

We want to thank our Sponsors: Ada County Sheriff Employee’s Association for being our Non-Profit partner and custodian and distributor of the funds raised. Ada County Sheriff Employee’s Association is a non-profit organization serving the entire Ada County community. They provide support for employees of the Ada County Sheriff’s Office, as well as the community they live in. Their goal is to support viable programs and philanthropic events that better the lives of their citizens. They run their annual Shop With a Sheriff event where they pair deserving kids with local law enforcement to shop for clothes, shoes, and school supplies. We thank the ACSEA for supporting and facilitating the Deputy Tobin Bolter Memorial Raffle.

Patriot Pawn & Gun and the Joye family is grateful to donate the 1st Prize Winchester Model 94 John Wayne Commemorative Rifle in partnership with the Doerty Family of Star, Idaho and to lead this fundraising effort. Deputy Tobin Bolter was a customer and we spoke several times. I remember Tobin’s smile and his good spirit. I remember thinking “Wow, Ada County is getting great laterals/recruits. This guy is awesome. He’s exactly what you hope for in a local LEO.” He represents the best of us. To Abbey, our hearts break for you. We pray for your peace and healing and we pray for your unborn Child. We honor your husband’s memory. He was a good man.

Thank you to Tyler Halm, Store Manager of the new Scheel’s in Meridian, Idaho and the Scheel’s family. Tyler and Scheel’s immediately participated with a generous donation of a $1,000 Scheel’s Gift Card to help increase Raffle sales for the benefit of the Bolter family. Tyler and the Scheel’s family say they are honored to be a part of a Memorial Benefit for Deputy Tobin Bolter and they extend their prayers and condolences to Abbey and the Bolter family.

Thank you to Beau Durocher of BC Krav Maga and BC Firearms for donating a Firearm’s Training Class (and a One Month Krav Maga membership). Beau and his family support law enforcement in a variety of ways and they extend their prayers and condolences to Abbey and the Bolter family as well.

Thank you to Greg and Modern Printers of Meridian, Idaho. They donated the printing of the Raffle Tickets. Greg did not hesitate to help and extends his condolences.

Thank you to Star Police Chief Zach Hessing and Star Mayor Trevor Chadwick for their help in making this Fundraiser happen. Thank you to the following Team Members for promoting and selling Raffle Tickets: Star City Councilman Dave Hershey, Mike Olsen of Southwest Idaho Business Alliance, Bob West, Retired LEO, Mike Moyle, Idaho Speaker of the House, and Eagle Police Chief Travis Ruby.

Raffle Rules and Details: The Drawing will be held once all 200 Tickets are sold and we’ve reached the $10,000 Goal. We will announce the Raffle Drawing on this website and on social media. Check back for updates. We will draw the winners and will document it by video which will be posted on this website and on social media as well. Winners will be contacted by phone. The 1st Prize winner of the Winchester Model 94 John Wayne Commemorative Lever Action Rifle must be 18 years old, an Idaho resident and must successfully complete the Form 4473 and FBI NICS Background Check process. The Transfer Process will be conducted at Patriot Pawn & Gun in Star, Idaho. 2nd Prize and 3rd Prize can be picked up at Patriot Pawn & Gun in Star, Idaho.

To purchase Raffle Tickets, please stop by Patriot Pawn & Gun in Star, Idaho or call us at 208-286-7300 and we will send a Raffle Team Member to you (if you live in the local area).

We will update when the Raffle Tickets have sold out and we will post the winners after the Raffle is held.

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