Southeast Police Come Together to Bring Protection to Hoonah After Tragedy

Tara Bicknell, KHNS – Haines

It’s been three months since two Hoonah police officers – Matthew Tokuoka and Anthony Wallace – were murdered by a local resident.  45-year-old John Marvin Jr. is accused of the killings.

The town was left without law enforcement protection after the killings, since a third officer was allowed leave after the tragedy.   Officer Joe Mills is back at work and a new Police Academy graduate, David Lindstrom  has recently joined the force.  But during the bleak months after the deaths of the two officers, police personnel from all over Southeast Alaska donated time and expertise to bring police protection to the remote town.   KHNS reporter Tara Bicknell spoke with one of the officers who filled in for his fallen comrades and brings us this story.

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