The conference room in the Roland Kennerly Building was filled with law enforcement personnel, Tribal Councilmen, friends and family members as three Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services officers were honored with drum, song and certificates for their lifesaving efforts.

Brian Williamson, who also serves as an Army Guard Reservist, and Cpl. Coley Potts, a shift supervisor for BLES, both saved a person’s life via CPR while Brendon Wild Gun, who recently graduated from the Montana Law Enforcement Academy, personally used CPR to save someone’s life.

The honors were issued by Misty Keller, daughter of Mark and Stacey Keller, who was sworn in as the new Chief of Police for BLES.

Besides having her father pin her new badge on her uniform, James McNeely performed a naming ceremony for her, giving her the Blackfeet name of “First Woman.”

Not only is Chief Keller the first female Chief of Police in the Blackfeet Nation, McNeely notes, “Misty Keller’s great aunt Winnie Salois was the first Chief Game Warden for the Blackfeet Tribe in the late 70s early 80s.”

Councilmen Pat and Everett Armstrong sang honor songs for the officers and Chief Keller, followed by many, many pictures taken by their friends and families.

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