Flags to be lowered for slain public safety officer
Have a news tip? Click here to submit your tip.
Governor Sean Parnell has ordered state flags to be lowered Thursday in honor of Village Public Safety Officer Thomas Madole, who was killed in the line of duty Tuesday in Manokotak.
Parnell says that Madole will be remembered for his dedication, and devotion to public service and the protection of others.
He adds that public safety officer are a vital part of protecting and providing safety to Alaska’s rural communities.
Madole is survived by his wife and two adult children. State flags will be lowered on Thursday, and raised the following day.
House District 36 covers the southern tip of Alaska’s Southeast region. It includes Ketchikan, Saxman, Wrangell, Metlakatla, Hydaburg, Hyder, Loring and Myers Chuck. Two Ketchikan-based candidates hope to represent those communities in the state Legislature: Republican Chere Klein and independent Dan Ortiz. more
Gail Klein of UAS Ketchikan talks about the senior tuition waiver offering along with senior student Margaret Davis, who says she is taking her first college class in 41 years.