To Protect and Serve!

Thursday, April 29, 2021
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Officer Jackson Booth with Laurel’s newest officer Colt after their swearing–in ceremony at Laurel’s City Council meeting on Tuesday. Both officers received badges; Officer Booth as a K9 handler and Colt as a drug detection and tracking specialist. Outlook photos by Chris McConnell

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Susan Canape has been in dispatch and tactical with the Laurel Police Department for the past 25 years. Photo courtesy Laurel Police Department

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Laurel Police Department and Laurel Schools Student Resource Officers Jarred Anglin and Kyle Bryant outside the Laurel Middle School yesterday morning. Top: Sheriff Mike Linder (Second from right) and other deputies from the Yellowstone County Sheriff’s Office. Photo courtesy Laurel Police Department

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Our local and area law enforcement officers are on duty, protecting and serving the folks in our region every day, and the undersigned advertisers and The Laurel Outlook are proud to be considered among their fiercest supporters.

From the officers and dispatchers at the Laurel Police Department to the Yellowstone and Stillwater County Sheriff deputies and the Montana Highway Patrol, we are fortunate to be able to count on our local professionals to defend freedom and protect individual liberties from the criminal forces and activities that affect us all one way or another.

We acknowledge that law enforcement in the 21st century is a different beast than in the past. Our police officers have to be better trained, more alert and able to respond to myriad calls. Crime is a booming industry in south-central Montana and we are fortunate that officers are trained responders to domestic and sexual violence, scam artists, thieves, illicit drugs and the attendant increase in crimes. Officers patrol our cities, towns, schools and roads, provide medical aid, deescalate dangerous situations, investigate crimes and wear many other hats. In one day, they frequently do all of these things and more. Our local officers and deputies also provide guidance to children and volunteer at Camp-Mak-a-Dream every summer.

As Laurel Council Vice President Bruce McGee said at Tuesday evening’s meeting, “It’s a thin blue line that separates us from horrible things. I’ll be eternally grateful for that.”

Thank you to all of our area officers, patrolmen and deputies!

In Laurel, we appreciate Chief Stan Langve, Officers Joshua McFarland, Seven Baumgartner, Jackson Booth (and Colt), Ryan Sedgwick, Chase Rasmussen, Captain Travis Pitts, Jeremiah Johnson, Detective Joel Sauter, Kyle Bryant, Zackary Cortese, Bill Brew, Jarred Anglin and Haley Swan; LPD Reserve Officers Dustin Riveland, Bruce McGee, Dylan Benton, Paul Bickel, Sonja Jones, Darci Sauter, Brenton Dorsey, Tom Becker, Tammy Harvester, Thomas Scott, Dixie Childers and Kaitlyn Butler; LPD Dispatchers Susan Canape, Dan Griffin, Julie Hust, Jodi Kinn, Jessica McCartney and Brenda Sell.

The Police Officer’s Creed

As a law enforcement officer my fundamental duty is to serve all mankind; to safeguard lives and property, to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence and disorder; and to respect the Constitutional rights of everyone equally, through liberty and justice. I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held as long as I am true to the ethics of the police service. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself to my chosen profession of law enforcement.


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