UPDATED: Red Lake Nation mourns fallen Police Officer

The Red Lake Tribal Council announced a Red Lake Tribal Police Officer passed away this morning.

The Minneapolis FBI office tweeted that agents are investigated a shooting that fatally wounded the officer.

According to the announcement, Red Lake Police Officerss were responding to a call when a subject fired a weapon, killing the officer.

The suspect is in custody as the investigation continues.


Out of respect and in honor of this fallen officer, all non-essential programs will be closed today, by order of Chairman Darrel Seki, Sr.

All tribal programs and businesses will keep flags at half-staff throughout the week.


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