Law Enforcement Community Rallies Around Hoonah

Casey Kelly, KTOO – Juneau

The tiny Southeast village of Hoonah has received condolences from around the world for the recent shooting deaths of Police Officers Tony Wallace and Matt Tokuoka. The pair was ambushed by a lone gunman August 29 as they chatted with each other and their families on the town’s Front Street. John Marvin, Jr. has been charged with their murders, and is currently being held at Lemon Creek Correctional Center in Juneau on $1 million bail.

Hundreds plan to attend a memorial service for Wallace and Tokuoka on Wednesday in Hoonah. Among the mourners will be dozens of police officers from Alaska and the rest of the country.

As KTOO’s Casey Kelly reports, the law enforcement community has rallied around the town in the days since the shooting.

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