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Helena officers honored for helping victims of domestic and sexual abuse

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HELENA - The Helena Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Working Group, along with The Friendship Center, chose to honor Officer John Kaleczyc of the Helena Police Department and Deputy Greg Holmlund of the Lewis & Clark County Sheriff’s Office as their Officer of the Year.

The two members of law enforcement were recognized on Monday for their dedication to serving victims of sexual violence. This is the third year in a row both officers have been nominated for this honor.

Montana Attorney General Tim Fox commended the officers for their exemplary work in the field of domestic and sexual violence and going above and beyond in serving victims of abuse.

Deputy Holmlund said it was an honor to receive the recognition and asks that any victim of assault reach out.

“My advice to any victim of domestic or sexual violence is to call local law enforcement so that we can investigate it,” said Holmlund, “And rest assured that we will be there and we will help you out.”

Holmlund added that anyone not comfortable with law enforcement can reach out to the friendship center for assistance.

“They’re a great resource and they are there to help you and there’s advocates on call at all times of the day and night,” said Holmlund.


Domestic and Sexual Assault Resources

Helena Police (406) 447-8461 http://www.helenamt.gov/hpd.html

Lewis and Clark County Sheriff (406) 442-7883 http://www.lccountymt.gov/sheriff.html

The Friendship Center (406) 442-6800 http://thefriendshipcenter.org/

 Montana Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence http://mcadsv.com/

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