FIT FOR DUTY – Thirty-seven recruits graduating from the Alaska Department of Public Safety Training Academy's Law Enforcement Training Session 1802 take the oath of office this afternoon at the Sheet'ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. The audience was told that during the rigorous 16-week session recruits lost a combined 200 pounds of body fat. The graduates will be taking law enforcement positions around the state from the North Slope Borough Police Department to statewide Alaska Wildlife Troopers to the Ketchikan Police Department. Speaker at the ceremony was DPS Deputy Commissioner William Comer, who graduated from the academy in 1985. (Sentinel Photo by James Poulson)

James Allen Sackett Sr.

James Allen Sackett Sr.

James Allen Sackett Sr., a longtime Sitka resident, died Oct. 11 at Petersburg Medical Center. He was 75.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Petersburg Salvation Army.
James was born to Hyrom Sackett and Joyce Martin Sackett on Nov. 21, 1941, in Aberdeen, Wash., one of six siblings.
He belonged to the Salish and Blackfoot tribe of Montana.
His career in life was logging in Alaska. He came to Sitka from Petersburg in the mid 1980s, and had returned to Petersburg only recently.
He loved fishing and hunting in the Alaska wilderness. He was instrumental in gun safety and fishing skills he shared with his children.
He is survived by his children,  James Sackett Jr. of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, son Timothy Bauman of Kelsco, Wash., and daughters Tracee Heumiller and Elizabeth Stroud of South Dakota; and grandchildren Madison, Layla, Aaron and Evan Stroud, and Cletus and Earl Heumiller all residing in South Dakota.
Condolences and cards may be mailed to Elizabeth Stroud, c/o Box 1493 Petersburg, Alaska 99833.

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