Published May 4, 2017
ARTESIA, NEW MEXICO – Jason Thompson, Acting Deputy Director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services (BIA-OJS), and Bill Denke, Chairman of the Indian Country Law Enforcement Section of the International Chiefs of Police, are among federal representatives slated to speak at the 26thAnnual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service on Thursday, May 4, 2017, at the United States Indian Police Academy in Artesia, New Mexico.
The Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers 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 the tribal communities. It is also during this occasion when the names of the officers who will be added to the Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial monument at the academy are formally announced.
The 26th Annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service will be live-streamed. To view the event, visit http://www.ksvpradio.com/BIA and type in the password “biamemorial.”
WHO: Jason Thompson, Acting Deputy Bureau Director, Office of Justice Services, Bureau of Indian Affairs, DOI
Bill Denke, Chairman, Indian Country Law Enforcement Section, International Chiefs of Police
Connie Patrick, Director, Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, Artesia, N.M.
Steve Cash, Captain of Police, Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police, Ada, Okla.
Jesse Delmar, Director, Navajo Nation Department of Public Safety, Window Rock, Ariz.
WHAT: BIA OJS Acting Deputy Bureau Director Thompson will deliver opening remarks and serve as master of ceremonies at the 26th Annual Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Service where the names of three fallen law enforcement officers will be added to the memorial.
WHEN: Thursday, May 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. MDT.
WHERE: BIA Indian Police Academy, DHS Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers,
1300 West Richey Avenue, Artesia, N.M. Phone (505) 748-8151 for directions.