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Village Public Safety Officer Thomas O. Madole | Alaska State Troopers - Village Public Safety Officers, Alaska Alaska State Troopers - Village Public Safety Officers, Alaska

Village Public Safety Officer

Thomas O. Madole

Alaska State Troopers - Village Public Safety Officers, Alaska

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 1 year, 7 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/19/2013

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Arrested

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Village Public Safety Officer Thomas Madole was shot and killed in Manokotak, Alaska.

Officer Madole had radioed Alaska State Troopers at approximately 4:00 pm to report that he was going to speak with a subject regarding an earlier altercation the man had been involved in. Approximately one hour later a citizen called the troopers to report a shooting.

Because of the remote location of the village, four troopers had to fly to the location. They discovered Officer Madole's body outside of the subject's home. The man was later taken into custody.

Officer Madole had served as a VPSO in the village for 1-1/2 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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I was never lucky enough to work with you, but our paths crossed at the academy. You or your work well never be forgotten. God bless and rest easy.

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