Assistant Secretary Sweeney to Address the 28th Annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Event on May 2

Published May 2, 2019

WASHINGTON — Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Tara Mac Lean Sweeney will address the 28th Annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Service taking place Thursday, May 2, 2019, at the United States Indian Police Academy in Artesia, N.M.

Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior

The Indian Country Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Service honors tribal, state, local and federal law enforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of duty while serving on federal Indian lands and in tribal communities.  It is also the occasion when the names of officers to be added to the Indian Country Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial monument at the academy are formally announced.

The 28th Annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Service will be live-streamed.  To view the event, visit the service’s website and type in the password “biamemorial.”

WHO: Tara Mac Lean Sweeney, Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI); Master of Ceremony Charles Addington, Deputy Bureau Director, BIA-Office of Justice Services, DOI; Thomas J. Walters, Director, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Glencoe, Ga.; Bill Denke, Indian Section Chairman, International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

WHAT: Assistant Secretary Sweeney will address attendees to the 28th Annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial Service where the names of three fallen law enforcement officers will be added to the memorial.

WHEN:    Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. MDT.

WHERE:

, DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, 1300 West Richey Avenue, Artesia, N.M.  Phone (505) 748-8151 for directions.

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