Boise is about to see a street named for a fallen police officer. On May 19, Sailfish Place, where the Boise police and fire departments are headquartered, will be renamed Mark Stall Place, in honor of the only Boise police officer to be killed in the line of duty. The Boise City Council gave unanimous approval for the change at today's meeting.
Stall was shot and killed on September 30, 1997, during a traffic stop turned violent. He served with the Boise Police Department for three years and is survived by his wife and two daughters.
The idea to honor Stall by naming a street after him came directly from his fellow officers. Following today's vote, new street signs will be manufactured and formal arrangements will begin with the U.S. Post Office to route all mail to the new address.