Fairbanks Officer Shot


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 16, 2016




Shortly after midnight, the Fairbanks Police responded to the 300 block of 7th Avenue for reports of shots fired. As multiple calls came into the Dispatch Center, a responding officer radioed that he was shot.

After shooting the officer, the suspect fled the scene in the officer’s patrol car. A few blocks away the patrol car was recovered.

The suspect is an Alaska Native male in his 20s wearing a dark jacket, dark pants and a knit hat.

The officer was transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital by Fairbanks Fire Department. The officer sustained serious injuries from multiple gunshot wounds and has since been flown to Anchorage for treatment.

The Fairbanks Police Department urges the public to be safe as the suspect is still at large and should be considered armed and dangerous. If anyone has any information relating to this incident please contact the Fairbanks Police Department at 907-459-6800


Contact:            PIO Yumi McCulloch, 907-388-0909



UNOFFICIAL 2016 City of Fairbanks Election Results

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City Council Action Notice – 10/10/2016

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A Tree to Watch Grow

The Girl Scouts from Troop 144, led by Scout Leader Joseph Price, came to the Patrick B. Cole City Hall to plant a tree. The tree is a Prunus Virginiana, commonly known as a chokecherry, that was donated to Troop 144 by Holm Town Nursery.  The Girl Scouts met Mayor Eberhart and each of them received a City pin and the Mayor’s card.

Planting the tree was a lesson for the Girl Scouts about helping to take care of their community, the environment, service and charity. They learned from the City’s arborist, Phil Petman, why Fall is the best time to plant a tree, how to plant a tree, what kind of food and nutrients a tree needs and about the water a tree needs.  The Girl Scouts were involved in digging the hole, measuring to see that it was the right size, removing the tree from the pot, loosening the root ball and planting the tree.  As the girls grow, they are encouraged to come back and see how their tree has also grown.


Girl Scout Troop 144

Absentee voting is still open!

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Pictured left to right, City Clerk D. Danyielle Snider and Deputy City Clerk Emily Braniff.

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Clay Street Cemetery Commission Seat G City resident August 31, 2019
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