Henry Bearhart Running for Town of Hayward Board Supervisor
I am Henry Bearheart, father of seven-year-old daughter Palin and five-year-old son Nolan and husband to Courtney Bearheart. I was born in Minneapolis, MN, my parents moved to Hayward when I was one year old and lived here a majority of my life.
I moved to Burnett County when I was hired as a police officer for St Croix Tribal Police in April of 2002, I was K9 Handler for 9 years of that time and on the department’s SWAT Team and Honor Guard. I joined the Danbury Fire Department for the Township of Swiss and became the Fire Chief.
I came home in 2014 when the Gang Investigator position opened up at Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Police Department, about a year later I was hired as Chief Warden at the Lac Courte Oreilles Conservation Department.
Prior to my law enforcement career, I was a firefighter, first responder & Fire Inspector for Lac Courte Oreilles Fire Department. I was the Assistant Fire Chief and eventually became the Fire Chief for LCO Fire Department. During this time, I was an EMT with the Sawyer County Ambulance Service and Dispatcher for Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office until April of 2002.
I attended Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe School from Kindergarten and graduated as Valedictorian my Senior year in 1993 at LCO School. Currently, both of our children attend Hayward Primary School.
I am running for Town of Hayward Board Supervisor as I believe that a Board Supervisor must be responsive and receptive to the community at large, encouraging an open dialog. The Town Board Supervisor must take input from all groups and weigh all the facts before making a decision. A Town Board Supervisor is a trustee of the community that elects him or her. That Trustee must be accessible and willing to collaborate with all members of the community. A Town Board Supervisor must build public understanding, support and participation. My efforts as a Town Board Supervisor would center on serving all those in the community; We are a diverse community. With my background and knowledge in Public Safety, I feel I can help to provide the necessary leadership.