FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Security Policy and the Cloud

Ask The Expert

Mark Rivera

FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer

Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

Top News

Two Alaska Troopers Shot, Killed in Remote Village

May 02, 2014  | 

(L-R) Trooper Gabriel "Gabe" Rich and Trooper Sgt. Patrick "Scott" Johnson
Photos: Alaska Department of Public Safety
(L-R) Trooper Gabriel "Gabe" Rich and Trooper Sgt. Patrick "Scott" Johnson 
Photos: Alaska Department of Public Safety

Two Alaska State Troopers were killed in the Yukon River village of Tanana Thursday while conducting an investigation, said a troopers spokeswoman.  

The troopers were identified as Sgt. Patrick "Scott" Johnson and Trooper Gabriel "Gabe" Rich, both members of the Fairbanks Rural Service Unit, the Anchorage Daily News reports. 

Johnson and Rich had gone to Tanana Thursday to follow up on a report that a suspect had brandished a firearm in the village the night before, said Megan Peters, troopers spokeswoman. 

According to an agency press release, two men have been taken into custody in Tanana by the Alaska State Troopers.

Nathanial Lee Kangas, 19, of Tanana, is under arrest for the murder of Troopers Johnson and Rich. Formal charges for Nathanial Kangas are being prepared by the Alaska State Troopers with the help of the Office of Special Prosecutions and Appeals.

Arvin Morse Kangas, 58, also of Tanana, was charged with assault in the fourth degree and driving with a license revoked. These charges stem from an incident with a Tanana village public safety officer (VPSO) on April 30, 2014.


Comments (6)

Displaying 1 - 6 of 6

Sarge @ 5/2/2014 4:09 PM

Rest easy, Brothers. We'll take it from here.

www.below100.com

Ima Leprechaun @ 5/2/2014 6:53 PM

Rest in Peace.

Retired NY Boss @ 5/2/2014 7:26 PM

These men and women have probably the toughest and at the same time best job in LE.
Rest in Peace brothers. God speed to your loved ones.

Kurt Peckenschneider @ 5/2/2014 10:50 PM

So very sorry for the loss of these Troopers. They will no doubt be missed by their brethren and the citizens of the state of Alaska.

Roger J. Ryder @ 5/3/2014 4:31 AM

A tragic day for two of Alaska's finest public servants. May peace and calm find it's way into the countless lives that are forever changed by such an evil act. God protect and hold close the families, friends, communities and state of Alaska. RIP brothers and thank you for your service.

Tom Rafferty Jr #936(reti @ 5/3/2014 9:40 AM

Ironically, they lost their lives I the line of duty just two weeks before Police
Memorial Week. May these two Heroes Rest in the Peace of the Lord. They have now earned their wings!! Now they can watch over us. St Michael the Archangel, watch over us.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Texas Deputy Wounded in Gunfight with “Suicidal” Subject
A Comal County, TX, deputy and a man described by law enforcement officials as "suicidal"...
Officers Who Responded to Orlando Nightclub Massacre Haunted by Experience
It is of his first look inside the Pulse nightclub. Dozens of people were motionless on...
“CHIPS” Actor Erik Estrada Becomes Idaho Reserve Officer
Erik Estrada, who starred as highway patrol officer Frank Poncherello in the television...
Video: Pennsylvania Officer Shot Multiple Times, Suspect in Custody
Authorities say the 25-year-old officer, identified as Christopher Dorman, was shot at...
DHS Employee with Top Secret Clearance Suspected of Plotting Attack
They've charged him so far only carrying a pistol without a license but they think he may...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine