Honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice

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Southern Ute Tribal Rangers were among those at the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Day recognition ceremony held by the Tribe, Monday, May 16, at the Tribal Justice Building in Ignacio. The recognition is honoring those officers locally and across the nation that have given the ultimate sacrifice in their service to the communities they serve.
SUPD Detective, Richard Herrera stands at attention, as the flags are lowered in remembrance and recognition of fallen officers, who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Southern Ute singers Bruce LeClaire, Tyson Thompson, R.C. Lucero, and Sam Burch perform a Flag Song during the Law Enforcement Memorial Day Ceremony at the Justice Center.
Justice and Regulatory Department Director, Chris Mimmack welcomes Southern Ute Tribal Council, tribal law enforcement, their families and the community following the blessing, vehicle inspection, and lowering of flags.
Dressed in uniform, members of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s Gaming Division, Tribal Rangers, La Plata County Sherriff’s Dept, Southern Ute Police Department, and Southern Ute Detention stand together for a formal portrait in front of the Justice Building.
Southern Ute Vice Chairman, Ramona Eagle inspects an SUPD patrol unit outside of the Justice Building.
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
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On Monday, May 16, members of tribal and regional law enforcement gathered in front of the Justice Building for a recognition ceremony. “We realized that we have migrated away from the true purpose of what President Kennedy established in 1962,” Justice and Regulatory Department Director, Chris Mimmack stated. The consensus from staff is that we need to return to truly recognizing what Law Enforcement Memorial Day is about, honoring those officers locally and across the nation that have given the ultimate sacrifice in their service to the communities they serve. Law Enforcement Memorial Day is about honoring those officers that lost their lives in the course of their duties.” 

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