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01-30-10, 08:09 PM #1
Off Duty Officer killed in snowmobile crash
This happened in the city where I went to college for law enforcement. Alexandria is a very small community in central Minnesota. Everyone knows everyone and the instructors at the college are very close with the PD and SO. I'm sure this accident is affecting the college, and the town in many ways.
An off-duty officer is dead and another man in serious condition after an Alexandria snowmobile crash Friday night, according to Douglas County dispatch.
At approximately 8:10 p.m., police responded to the crash on Central Lakes Trail near Liberty Road east of Alexandria. They found two men injured when they arrived.
Both men were later airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center.
Police officer Patrick Callaghan, 31, died at the hospital. The second victim, 25-year-old Mark Ruder, is currently in serious condition, according to HCMC.
More at the link:
Off-Duty Officer Killed In Snowmobile Crash - wcco.comNo one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".
We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
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01-30-10, 08:13 PM #2
Rest in peace.
01-30-10, 08:21 PM #3
I saw the snowmobile crash story on WCCO. Didn't know it was an officer
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01-30-10, 09:52 PM #4
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01-30-10, 11:47 PM #5
One of my partners is an Alex native born and raised. I'm sure he knows Officer Callaghan. Rest in peace, sir.The views expressed in the above post are the sole opinion of the author and do not reflect any official position by the author's employer and/or municipality.
01-31-10, 10:46 AM #6
Rest in peace.
01-31-10, 10:49 AM #7
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01-31-10, 01:33 PM #8
Condolences to all the family and friends of Officer Callaghan.http://www.odmp.org/officer/16551-de...l-eron-shannon
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01-31-10, 06:25 PM #9
Choose The Right. When you're doing whats right, then you have nothing to worry about.
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01-31-10, 08:59 PM #10
I also went to college there....RIP Brother
01-31-10, 10:29 PM #11
Rest in peace.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
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02-01-10, 07:42 PM #12
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