Tribal Police celebrate officers for outstanding acts, promotions

Tribal Police officers gathered for a quarterly meeting this April, where they honored four officers for life saving or outstanding acts and recognized a promotion and new officer.

Officer McKayla Lamance saved the life of a Hartford city resident from a drug overdose on February 2, 2019. Officer Lamance administered two doses of Narcan and saved his life. Officer Brody Weidner responded to a medical priority call of a full arrest/overdose and administered Narcan which also saved the person’s life. Citizen Jefferson Ballew IV honored these officers with cedar eagle feathers and a hand drum song.

Officer James Ivy saved the life of a woman on February 21, 2019, in Keeler township who was having a cardiac incident. He used an AED machine on the woman, then continued CPR until an ambulance arrived. Pokagon combat veteran Anthony Foerester presented James with an eagle feather, recognizing his service to the Pokagon Band community, as well as the seven lives he’s saved as a Pokagon Band Tribal Police officer.

Lieutenant Brian Beauchamp received his new badge, recognizing his promotion from sergeant to lieutenant of the detective division, and Officer Matthew Driscoll was sworn in as a new Tribal Police officer.

Officer Kristen Lamphere received her stop stick pin for an incident in which she used her stop stick equipment to stop a fleeing vehicle and was able to then make an arrest.