(MANOKOTAK, Alaska) – The Public Safety Building in Manokotak will be dedicated on Sunday in memory of Village Public Safety Officer Tom Madole, who was killed on March 19, 2013 while serving as the village’s first responder.
Weather permitting, representatives from the Bristol Bay Native Association and Alaska Department of Public Safety plus Madole family members and Rep. Bryce Edgmon will attend the dedication ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday.
Madole, a Missouri native, had worked as a BBNA employed VPSO in Manokotak for two years before his death. As a VPSO, Madole was trained to respond to public safety emergencies such as search and rescues, fire protection, emergency medical assistance, crime prevention and basic law enforcement. Known for his compassion while working and living in the village, Madole will be remembered in the community for generations to come. A sign with his name and picture will be erected on the existing public safety building that houses his former office.
For more information, contact Carla Akelkok, BBNA VPSO program manager at (907)842-6135.