BIA recognizes local women in law enforcement

h/t BIA Office of Justice Services - Officer Danielle White

(Wind River Reservation, WY) – The Bureau of Indian Affairs Special Programs are currently recognizing their officers in honor of Women’s Law Enforcement History Month.

This evening they have recognized Wind River Agency Officer Danielle White. Below is what they shared about her and her service to the community.

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Danielle (Northern Arapaho/Eastern Shoshone) is a police officer at the Wind River Agency, where she has been a patrol officer for two years. Officer White decided to become a police officer after witnessing the turmoil that drug and alcohol abuse have caused in her community. She felt that she could best serve her community and help her people by educating the public and building a positive relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Since she has been assigned to the Wind River Agency, Officer White has answered several high-risk calls for service and has risen to the occasion every time. Her peers note that she is an extremely capable officer, and she has been awarded a citation for bravery, a true testament to the quality of officers working at the Wind River Agency.

BIA Special Programs recently recognized former Wind River Agency Officer Jolene Makeshine. Below is what they shared about Jolene and her service to the communities she has worked in.

Jolene (Northern Arapaho) is a police officer who has served for nine and a half years at the Eastern Nevada, Uintah and Ouray, and Wind River Agencies. She became a police officer to contribute to her community, and she continues to be grateful for the opportunity to serve in this capacity. In 2018, Lieutenant Makeshine responded to a report of an elderly man who had been stabbed in the abdomen. Upon arrival, she located the victim and without regard for own safety, entered the residence and immediately began rendering first aid. Because of her efforts, the victim was stabilized and eventually transported to the Salt Lake City Medical Center. The victim made a full recovery and credits his survival to Lieutenant Makeshine. She has saved scores of people due to her courage and her willingness to help at all costs. For her efforts in the aforementioned incident, Lieutenant Makeshine was nominated for a Lifesaving Award.

h/t BIA Office of Justice Services – Lieutenant Jolene Makeshine

Check out the BIA Office of Justice Services Facebook page to see all of their posts in honor of Women’s Law Enforcement History Month.

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