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Manokotak man convicted of killing VPSO

FAIARBANKS - A Manokotak (man-oh-KOH'-tak) man has been convicted of killing a village public safety officer in 2013.KTVF-TV reported a Dillingham jury late Tuesday afternoon convicted 44-year-old Leroy Dick Jr. of first-degree...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-12/manokotak-man-convicted-killing-vpso
State
Village officer firearm training could begin soon

...in September at a quarterly meeting with village public safety officer contractors, Wallner said.Firearms are commonplace...the March 2013 fatal shooting of Manokotak Village Public Safety Officer Thomas Madole."Our board very strongly supports...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-08-01/village-officer-firearm-training-could-
State
Tlingit, Haida sign agreement with state

...already existing relationships in areas of family and social services and public safety, including the Village Public Safety Officer program (which is run by CCTHITA in Southeast Alaska), Temporary Aid for Needy Families and children's services...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-27/tlingit-haida-sign-agreement-state
Local
VPSO Program receives funding

The Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska announced the Village Public Safety Officer Program has been funded for fiscal year 2011 in the amount of $679,909 from the State of Alaska Department of Public Safety...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/072610/reg_683633757.shtml
Regional News
Robert Anderson II

...Academy at the age of 49, being the oldest successful graduate in the state. He returned to Yakutat as a Village Public Safety Officer until he moved once again back to Juneau in 1985.In March of 1986, Geri Vavalis came into his life bringing...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000171236268
Kasaan's West named VPSO of the year

In rural Alaska, it's not uncommon for one person - the Village Public Safety Officer - to handle law enforcement and emergency medical services, serve as fire chief or, when needed, help raise a totem pole. Kasaan's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-08-29/kasaans-west-named-vpso-year
Local
Youth public safety training camp in Sitka

...Training Academy from June 9-13 in Sitka. The camp is sponsored by the Alaska State Troopers and the Village Public Safety Officer, to provide an opportunity for youth to learn about public safety careers. The camp is free to attend. Applications...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-05-11/youth-public-safety-training-camp-s
Neighbors
Kuskokwim ice not thick enough for auto travel

...reports the river ice is melting enough that conditions could be dangerous for heavy vehicles.Kwethluk village public safety officer Max Olick says the river is not safe enough for autos, and he urged caution when people are traveling.If people...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-16/kuskokwim-ice-not-thick-enough-auto-tra
State
VPSO firearms bill moves in House

...was in response to the shooting death of village public safety officer Thomas Madole at Manotak last year. It had been the first killing of a village public safety officer since Ronald Zimin in South Naknek in 1986.Edgmon...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-05/vpso-firearms-bill-moves-house
State | AK legislature
Troopers: Man dragged by truck in Togiak

...found partially naked in the middle of a road in the village.Troopers were notified Tuesday night by the village public safety officer and flew to Togiak the following day.According to troopers, the truck driven by a Togiak woman dragged Gosuk...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-12-29/troopers-man-dragged-truck-togiak
State

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