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Potawatomi Tribal Police Honored For Keeping PBPN Community Safe

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Police Chief Shawn Walker holds a plaque that was given this morning by the Health Center thanking the Tribal Police Department for serving the community and particularly supporting Health Center programs in Social Services and Tribal Victim Services. 

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Potawatomi Tribal Police officers who attended the event were (front row, left to right) Terry Clark, Matt Simpson, Wade Schneider, and Shawn Walker.  (Back row, left to right) Derek Wamego, Benjamin Thursby, Tyler Shobney, John Calvert, Danielle Wolf, and Michael Holte. 

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Several employees at the Health Center also attended the event where cake was served and other upcoming events surrounding October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month were announced.  Tomorrow is the Walk a Mile in Their Mocs that begins at 9:30 a.m. in Prairie Peoples Park.

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(Left to right) is Rebekah Jones, Chief Walker, Heather Davis and Bill Thorne. Jones is Tribal Victim Services Director while Davis is Director of Social Services and Thorne is Health Center Administrator.   Thorne presented the award to Walker and thanked the PBPN law enforcement for assisting in the drug take back program and supporitng the many family preservation and domestic violence programs on the reservation. 

In related news, the Police Department and Health Center Pharmacy held a Drug Take Back Day on Sept. 27 and collected 51 pounds of unused or expired prescription drugs.  The free service is available year round and is anonymous with no questions asked.  Medications can be brought to the Police Department, 16344 Q Road, or dropped off at the Pharmacy Department located in the Health Center at 11400 158 Road.