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MN Tribal Officer Shot and Killed Responding to Suicidal Subject Call

Officials say 37-year-old Officer Ryan Bialke, a native of Buffalo, Minnesota, was shot to death by a suspect at a home in Redby that possibly had children inside. That suspect allegedly fired upon officers as they arrived, hitting Bialke.

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Man Gets 30 Years for Killing Tribal Officer

In 2019, Cleveland pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, which carried a maximum penalty of life in prison. He also pleaded guilty to violating the conditions of his supervised release in a previous case in which he forced his way into a home on the Navajo Nation armed with a baseball bat and assaulted a woman in 2012.

Supreme Court Rules Tribal Police Can Detain Non-Natives who Violate State or Federal Laws

The unanimous ruling overturned lower courts that said a Crow police officer should not have held a nontribal member who was found to have drugs and weapons in his truck.

Supreme Court Considering Case Involving Jurisdiction of Tribal Police on Public Roads Crossing Reservation Land

Some justices expressed concern about public safety if tribal officers lacked power to stop and detain non-Native Americans. Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas wondered what would happen if an officer encountered a known serial killer.

Florida Tribal Officer Killed when Patrol Vehicle Flips on Interstate

Officer Horacio Sebastian Dominguez, 43, was on duty and heading west on Interstate 75 near Picayune Strand State Forest Campground at about 1:20 a.m. when the marked police car's right rear tire blew out, a Florida Highway Patrol news release states.

AZ Tribal Officer Struck with Blunt Object and Injured, Suspect Fatally Shot

Officers responded to a possible murder that occurred in the area. While making contact with the suspect, an officer was hit on the head with a blunt object.

Washington Tribal Officer Dies of Apparent Heart Attack

Officer Jay Hughes joined the Kalispel Tribal Police in July 2016 after nearly 40 years as a corrections officer and reserve deputy for the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, according to the Kalispel Tribe.

Washington Tribal Officer Lost at Sea

Officer Charlie Cortez, 29, disappeared after he and Officer Shawn Edge, the 39-year-old boat operator and captain, were thrown overboard shortly before 9 p.m. into the turbulent and 50-degree waters of Puget Sound, according to Everett Fire officials.

Arizona Tribal Officer Killed While Responding to Erratic Driver

Officer Bryan Brown of the Tohono O'odham (AZ) Police Department was killed in the line of duty on Thursday. Governor Doug Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff

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Citizens, Officers Honor Fallen Arizona Tribal Police Officer

Thousands of people were in attendance during the funeral service of White Mountain Apache Nation Police Officer David Kellywood over the weekend.

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