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Shocked: VPSO accused of using Taser on 11-year-old

Terrie Ward, a mother of three in Kake, was stunned Wednesday when she learned that a Village Public Safety Officer had shocked her 11-year-old son and another boy with either a Taser or a stun gun after the curious children asked the officer...
Trial set for man charged in deaths of troopers

...also has been charged with misdemeanor assault in another case for allegedly threatening Tanana's unarmed village public safety officer on April 30. That incident is what brought Rich and Johnson from Fairbanks.Both Nathanial and Arvin Kangas...
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...
Village officer firearm training could begin soon

...details 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...
Tlingit, Haida sign agreement with state

...upon 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...
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...
Youth public safety training camp in Sitka

...Safety 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...
Kuskokwim ice not thick enough for auto travel

...KYUK 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...
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...
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Man enters not guilty pleas in troopers' deaths

...arrest Kangas' father, Arvin, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported ( A village public safety officer had reported that Arvin Kangas had driven without a license and pointed a rifle at him.Johnson and Rich contacted...


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