Killdeer has its first female police officer Mackenzie Spack.
Killdeer has its first female police officer Mackenzie Spack. A native of Portland, Oregon, Spack was just hired by Chief Braathen to augment Officers Scott Wilson and Mike Cude leaving one slot yet to fill. Ms. Spack is married and will be establishing her residence here in Kildeer while husband Corey continues to run his hauling company in New Town. Spack, age 30, just graduated from the POST Academy in Devil’s Lake after spending time as New Town Police Dept’s records clerk. A former nurse and avid barrel racer in her past life, Officer Spack has also been an equestrian coach with Special Olympics during her residence in Florida 4 years ago.
A resident of Killdeer for just 5 days, Officer Spack likes the cowboy country of North Dakota and finds the quaint, small town atmosphere in Killdeer refreshing. With no rest for the newly hired, Spack hit the streets during her FTO probation this week and, looks forward to meeting local residents as she performs routine patrol, “I like small communities and I feel at home here.” At only 5’7″ and 125 lbs., Spack is not intimidated by the large rough necks she has observed, “Rodeo makes you tough.” She adds, “based on my background, I have always had an interest in helping people and doing police work. I am looking forward to this next step in my career.” We wish Mackenzie luck and hope to see her around town.