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A Manokotak village public safety officer shot in March 2013 will have his name formally added Thursday morning to a national memorial for officers killed serving Alaska Natives and Native Americans.

According to a Wednesday statement from Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Beth Ipsen, Thomas Madole will be added to the Indian Country Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Artesia, N.M. at 8 a.m. Thursday Alaska time. A second name, that of Sandoval County, N.M. Sgt. Robert Baron, will also be added; Baron died Dec. 6 after he was hit by a truck near the San Felipe Pueblo.

“Alaska State Trooper Vic Aye and Village Public Safety Officer Sgt. Jody Potts will join the Madole family for the ceremony at 10 a.m. Mountain Standard Time (8 a.m. Alaska Standard Time),” Ipsen wrote.

In a U.S. Department of Homeland Security website describing the memorial, officials say it observes Native American traditions and is laid out in a circular pattern, with only one break in the ring to allow entry and exit.

“There is sage planted in all four directions next to the Memorial to sanctify the site,” officials wrote. “The four planter areas are filled with white, yellow, black and red rocks and foliage. This indicates the nationalities of the world and indicates that we are all brothers/sisters in the world.”

Troopers say Madole was shot and killed on March 19, 2013 by Leroy B. Dick Jr., while Madole was investigating reports that Dick was suicidal; Dick allegedly stepped out of his home with a .22-caliber rifle, killing Madole as he fell back. Dick now faces one count of first-degree murder in Madole’s death.

Madole will become the third Alaska officer to have his name added to the memorial, after the August 2010 shooting deaths of Hoonah police officers Anthony Wallace and Matthew Tokuoka. John Marvin Jr. was sentenced to life in prison in April 2013, after being convicted of first-degree murder in their deaths.

Alaska has already remembered Madole, with his name added last May to the Alaska Police Memorial. His legacy has continued into this year as well, with the state Legislature unanimously passing a bill allowing VPSOs to be armed.

Ipsen says radio station KSVP will carry a live stream of the New Mexico memorial ceremony on its website Thursday. The password to watch it is “biamemorial.”