Tribe honors Law Enforcement

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Law Enforcement officials are honored for their services.
Lt. Juan Martinez from SUPD is ready to enjoy his lunch.
Southern Ute Police Department Officers Richard Herrera and Jesse Vigil bow their heads alongside fellow officers at the Law Enforcement Memorial Walk May 17 in Durango. All area law enforcement were represented at the walk to honor those officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Law Enforcement Officers stand at attention after lowering the flags in memory of all past Law Enforcement Officers at the Opening Ceremony of Law Enforcement Week Monday, May 16.
Babe Lansing, Tribal Ranger, leads the Honor Guard at the Law Enforcement Opening Ceremony on Monday, May 16.
Lt. Chris Naranjo honors Eric Naber, Deputy U.S. Marshall. Naber retired from his position after serving the tribe for 10 years. He has worked in law enforcement for 25 years.
Alfred Hanna from the detention center retires after nine years of service.
Jason Scott, tribal ranger, stands with his fellow law enforcement officers during the honor ceremony.
Elijah Weaver and Lakota TwoCrow from the Sunshine Cloud Smith Youth Advisory Council thank all law enforcement officers for their contributions.
Southern Ute Tribal Council members Clement J. Frost, Lorelei Cloud, Alex Cloud, Mike Olguin, Tyson Thompson, and Chris Mimmack from Justice & Regulatory thank all law enforcement officers for representing the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.
Law enforcement and tribal officials are treated with an afternoon lunch of grilled hamburgers, bratwurst, chili, and cake.
Ciara Jones, SUPD patrol officer, takes a swing on the Sky Ute Casino mini-golf course.
Nick Ezzell, detention sergeant, grills up a round of burgers and bratwurst for his fellow law enforcement officers.
AJ Beck, tribal ranger, talks to the Youth Advisory Council about hunting laws across tribal lands.
Chris Mimmack, Interim Justice & Regulatory Director, provides information about the department to Eljiah Weaver and Mary Guenther.
Don Folsom, community resource officer, talks with Elijah Weaver inside the detention center about the process of detaining an offender.
The Southern Ute Police Department invited tribal members Lakota TwoCrow and Elijah Weaver from the Sunshine Cloud Smith Youth Advisory Council for a tour of the departments facilities and operations. Chris Mimmack, Interim Justice & Regulatory Director, led the council members through the tour and met with Babe Lansing (tribal ranger), AJ Beck (tribal ranger), Don Folsom (community resource officer), and Ray Coriz (Chief of Police). Pictured: Ray Coriz shows Lakota TwoCrow the types of tools used to break down sealed doors.
Don Folsom, community resource officer, takes his best shot.
Matthew Gallegos, patrol officer, makes a successful shot on the Sky Ute Casino mini-golf course.
Babe Lansing, tribal ranger, puts for a hole-in-one along with her fellow officers.
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Courtesy Chris Mimmack
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Trennie Collins | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
Damon Toledo | The Southern Ute Drum
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The Southern Ute Indian Tribe gave thanks to those who serve in community protection in honor of Law Enforcement week – May 16 through May 20. Members of tribal council thanked those who serve under law enforcement while commemorating those retiring after many years of service. Additionally, the Southern Ute Police Department paid respects by providing a variety of activities and lunches for its representatives.

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