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Band renames building to honor officer


January 28, 2022

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Family, friends, and colleagues gathered in front of the building that also holds a moose antler art piece by Joshua Whitebird honoring Smith. Contributed photos

The Fond du Lac Resource Management & Tribal Court building has been renamed the John A. Smith Memorial Building, honoring a retired conservation officer who died at age 69 on Dec. 25. Smith served in many prominent capacities, including interim police chief for FDL and District III Reservation Business Committee representative.

Being a conservation officer was his calling, however. Working for FDL for 47 years, Smith was the chief conservation officer protecting resources both on and off the reservation.

Smith's badge number was also retired under action by the Reservation Business Co...

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