Recently, I had the opportunity to ride with one of the police chiefs of Blackfoot. He was escorting me to a mental health facility in Idaho Falls. I had hit a low point in my life and overdosed on my pain medication that I had from a recent foot surgery. For this reason, the police chief was escorting me from the ICU to the mental health facility. During this ride, the police chief took a special interest in me and my life. He told me of his own struggles with depression and how he was winning this battle between the mind and spirit. He did not make me feel less of myself for my decision; rather, he built me up in spirit and gave me the confidence I needed to survive the next crucial days of my life.
With authorities like this, I am confident in the protection they offer and the values they bring to Blackfoot, Idaho. Although there is crime in the area, the police force is always hard at work building up and protecting the citizens of Blackfoot.