Board honors sergeant for bravery

Dietz with board of correction and kevin
Sgt. Dietz (center)

The Idaho Board of Correction has presented Idaho State Correctional Institution Sgt. Julie Dietz with its bravery award for helping a shooting victim and two others escape a shooting rampage. 

On the night of June 28, Julie heard someone yelling in front of her home. When she looked, she saw a teenager with a gunshot wound to his chest and hand.

Julie ushered the teen, his mother and his sister into her home – an action that may well have saved their lives. 

Julie described what happened to the Idaho Statesman. You can read the story here. 

“The courage she showed reflects the caliber of Idaho’s correctional professionals who work hard every day to keep our communities and neighborhoods safe,” said Kevin Kempf, IDOC director. 

Photo shows IDOC Director Kevin Kempf, BOC Secretary Cindy Wilson, Sgt. Julie Dietz, BOC Chair Debbie Field and BOC Vice-Chair Dr. David McClusky

Story published: 08/19/2016
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