Mountain named after former state top cop

Posted: Tuesday, January 27, 2009

KODIAK - The Afognak Native Corporation says a mountain on Afognak Island will bear the name of the first Alaska Native to serve as Commissioner of Department of Public Safety.

That man is Glenn G. Godfrey.

Godfrey became the director of the Alaska State Troopers in 1995, then was appointed commissioner by former Gov. Tony Knowles in 2000.

He served in the top post for two years before his murder.

The name Godfrey Mountain received approval from the U.S. Geological Survey on Geographic Names last month.

Godfrey Mountain sits 13 miles north of Old Afognak village, which sits on the southwestern coast of Afognak Island. That island is just north of Kodiak Island.

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