Afognak Island mountain renamed for first Alaska Native DPS Commissioner

The Afognak Native Corporation announced the renaming of a mountain on Afognak Island in honor of Glenn G. Godfrey — the first Alaska Native to serve as Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety and Director of the Alaska State Troopers. Godfrey became director of the troopers in 1995 before being appointed Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety in 2000 by then Governor Tony Knowles. He served in the top post for nearly two years before his murder in 2002.

Erik Wander, KMXT – Kodiak

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