Special Insurance and Retirement Programs for Protecting our Law Enforcement Personnel and Their Families.

About Us

Mission Statement

We will encourage, enable, and vocally stand up for our men and women in blue because we believe that law enforcement officers and their families are critical to the freedoms we cherish and the safety we enjoy. 

Vision Statement

Year after year, we will lift the spirits of all law enforcement officers through local acts of kindness, rallies of support, charitable contributions, and personal statements of support.  Through our efforts, we will help them "feel the love" of their community in tangible ways, while amplifying all the positive stories around law enforcement. 

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is made up of a group of individuals with a broad range of community involvement.  This combination brings many resources and strengths to our organization.   We have many committees that could use your expertise!  Join US!    Contact us for more information.
Joe Anderson
Todd Grande
Jeff Lavey
Michael Oswald
Sue Marostica
Tracy Basterrechea
Bunny Malmin
Jacki Briggs
Bernadette Reisbeck
Adnan Rudan

Joe Anderson

President Back the Blue Idaho
Joe Anderson is the heart and inspiration for the Back the Blue Idaho. His devotion to this project is what has moved it to the movement you see today.
Buckner Insurance is proud to have such a caring associate, bringing his passion to their industry.

Please contact Joe for all your insurance needs. 
[email protected]
[email protected]Risk-Strategies

Todd Grande

Todd is the Bank of Idaho  and helps with all our financial needs. 

"Putting the Capital in Capitalism!
32 years lending to commercial businesses and medical professionals.
Specializing in:
Real Estate, Manufacturing, Equipment, Lines of Credit, Business Purchase, Aircraft, Medical Practices, SBA lending.

Healthy businesses create healthy communities!"

[email protected]Bank of Idaho

Jeff Lavey

Vice President Back the Blue Idaho
Jeff Lavey has been instrumental to Back the Blue in guiding us as to how we can support our men and women in blue in our community. 

“I have felt my path leading toward an opportunity like this one for a number of years and the time feels right to take this next step in my career,” Lavey said in the news release. “I leave Meridian Police Department with full confidence in the city and the men and women I leave behind to continue to serve and protect Meridian with both honor and respect.”
Jeff Lavey
Executive Director Idaho Sherriff's Organization
Idaho Sherriff's Organization

Michael Oswald

Michael is an attorney in Boise, Idaho, who has helped to develop Back the Blue Idaho and is working on our nonprofit. 

"I provide a wide range of business-savvy legal services to small and medium companies and nonprofits.

My favorite thing to do for a business is to take their standard sales contract and strip it down from an unintelligible 20-page monstrosity to a concise, 3-page doc that is easy for their customers to understand and to sign!

I have experience in a number of industries, including Real Estate, Construction, Defense, and Technology (Hardware, Software and E-Commerce)."
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Sue Marostica

Treasurer  Back the Blue Idaho

Sue participates in Back the Blue Idaho with Accounting and Logistics and is owner of Gold Buckle Services and Gold Buckle Farm. As a 4th generation Idahoan she has many years experience in promoting community events

Sue developed Gold Buckle Champions while at the Idaho Cutting Horse Association, to help promote our western heritage and keep our values alive for another generation.

Gold Buckle Champion

Tracy Basterrechea

Tracy Basterrechea is the Deputy Chief of the Meridian Police Department, starting his 25th year with the MPD. 
    A first generation son of a Basque sheepherder, Tracy prides himself in remembering where he came from whether in his personal life or career.
  Tracy has had the pleasure to work in every division of the Meridian Police Department, which gives him a good perspective of the importance of all the people who make the MPD a great organization serving its community.
    Tracy is a graduate of Boise State University, the FBI National Academy and the Northwestern Center for Public Safety School of Police Staff and Command.

Meridian Police Department

Bunny Malmin

Bunny is the Senior Administrative Specialist to Sheriff Donahue of Canyon County Sheriff's Office, and has been a welcome addition to our team. 

Jacki Briggs

Jacki Briggs, LEOW (Law Enforcement Officer’s Wife), as well as Founder & Director of Courageous Survival LLC. Her passion and mission is “Connecting Idaho’s Everyday Heroes and Their Families with Resources for Mental Health and Wellness.” She devotes her time serving and teaching First Responders, Veterans and their families as an Advocate, Coach, Consultant, and Event Planner.

With a combination of personal experience, training and empathy, Jacki connects people with invaluable resources, tangible tools for building resilience, and reminds them, “You are worth it... your life, your family, and your story MATTERS!”

She has helped Back the Blue Idaho tremendously with hospitality and plans to assist with communication, marketing and events.

Brittney Cobb

Brittney Cobb

Brittney, originally from southern Virginia, has now called Idaho home since 2018. Brittney often refers to herself as a corporate “drop-out chick”, after spending the majority of her career in the hotel/casino industry in Las Vegas. Since, she has been pursuing her entrepreneurial passions in order to design a life of flexibility, time & financial freedom and enjoys empowering others to do the same. She has over 25 years combined experience in owning multiple businesses in hospitality, business/self-development & beauty industries, as well as modeling, acting, and pageantry.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Hospitality Management from East Carolina University. She is currently partnered with INNOV8 Meetings+Events, a full service planning company, providing value to any company or program hosting group meetings, incentives and events!

She was cast in the hit ABC & NBC television shows, “Nashville” and “This Is Us”, served as a spokesmodel for several companies, landing her in television commercials, as well as radio and morning news segments. "I've never met a mic I didn’t like (hehe)" and she has rocked the stage as a singer, emcee and host for multiple pageants, charitable and corporate events.

She is a member of Capital Church in Meridian and enjoys giving back to her community through various charitable efforts.

Bernadette Reisbeck

Bernadette is the Regional Manager for Horizon Credit Union.

Where, “Your Path is Our Purpose”

She proudly sits on the board for Junior Achievement of Idaho where she fills her passion on educating our future leaders on the importance of financial wellbeing. Her other community involves include Meridian Leadership, Global Women’s Leadership Network, and Southwest Credit Union Chapter.

Email address: [email protected]
Phone: 208.947.0127

Adnan Rudan

Adnan Rudan has been in law enforcement for 14 years and currently serves as a police officer for the City of Meridian. Adnan was born in Trebinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina and eventually immigrated to Boise, Idaho as a refugee. Growing up, Adnan always admired his father’s strength to serve others, as a police officer in Bosnia himself. He continued his father’s legacy to love the profession and being able to help other others in their moment of need.

“Good or bad, I believe that your experiences in life can make you stronger and shape you into a better person with a little optimism and a lot of grit. What happens to you, doesn't define you, but it can be used to make change - to make the world, or your community, a better place for all. And together, we can do so much more.”

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