Justice Center to be named for fallen officer
The new EBCI Justice Center will be named in honor of a Cherokee Indian Police Department officer who gave his life in the line of duty. Officer Anthony “Tony” Edward Lossiah passed away on Oct. 6, 2015 from injuries sustained during an Aug. 11, 2015 incident, and Tribal Council passed (11-0) legislation during its regular session on Thursday, Jan. 7 to name the new Center the Anthony Edward Lossiah Justice Center.
“Tony was a good man,” said Francine Watty who spoke on Thursday on behalf of Lossiah’s family. “Tony was my nephew by marriage, but he was like a son to me. Over the years, we became very close. I’m grateful I had that privilege to know Tony.”