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Here are links to some reports:
Just released by Governor’s Office….
PRESS RELEASE from Governor’s office:
Governor Orders State Flags Lowered for Village Public Safety Officer
March 20, 2013, Juneau, Alaska – Governor Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered tomorrow in honor and memory of Village Public Safety Officer Thomas O. Madole, who was killed in the line of duty yesterday in Manokotak, Alaska.
“Sandy and I were saddened to learn of the tragic, senseless death of Officer Madole,” Governor Parnell said. “Officer Madole will be remembered for his dedication and devotion to public service and the protection of others. We will keep his family, friends and fellow officers in our thoughts and prayers.”
Governor Parnell added, “VPSOs are a vital part of protecting and providing safety to our rural communities.”
Madole is survived by his wife and two adult children. State flags will be lowered on Thursday, March 21, and raised the following day.
Audio of the governor’s condolences are available at:
And we’re not talking about
1) grasses, trees and rough water
We’re talking IRISH….
Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
Yep, a real-true Alaska day.
A few years back the Alaska Legislature designated the first Saturday in March as Susan Butcher Day to honor the amazing woman who did so much for the 1,100 mile race.
And why the first Saturday in March…come on…just about everyone knows that that’s the start of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. (The ceremonial start on Fourth Ave. in Anchorage).
This part of the Iditarod site is so much fun and cute. It’s a regular diary about what goes on behind the scenes and along the trail from the perspective of the dogs!
I’ve learned so much over the years that you don’t see in the usual spots. Plus, I’m such a sucker for dogs.
Includes video interview of Susan Butcher.
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