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Arresting the help

  • Featuring: Fredrick Katelnikoff & Father Innocent Philo
  • Date Submitted: Feb 11, 2019
  • Location: Alaska

Fredrick Katelnikoff, a security officer at Providence Health & Services Kodiak, shares with Father Innocent Philo the experience and lessons learned as a former village public safety officer (VPSO). VPSOs provide emergency assistance and law enforcement to rural Alaska communities hundreds of miles away from state services. He often relied on help from villagers he had arrested previously for minor crimes – encounters that taught him to treat everyone with respect. Edit credit: Alaska Public Media


  • Fredrick Katelnikoff
  • Father Innocent Philo
  • Community
  • Respect