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    Cold Spring, MN Officer down

    A Cold Spring, MN Officer was shot and killed late Thursday night. Sounds like it was a welfare check gone bad. I haven't really heard any details about what happened, but just a reminder that nothing is "routine" in this line of work.

    Thoughts and prayers to the Officer killed, his family, and his co-workers.

    Rest in Peace Brother. We have the watch from here.

    Cold Spring police officer shot, killed near bar | kare11.com
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    Rest In Peace my Brother. May God grant you eternal rest and may He also look over your family and grant them peace now, in their most extreme moment of sorrow.

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    Rest in grace

    My condolences and gratitude to your family and colleagues.

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    Sad day.
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    "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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    Damn. A welfare check.
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    Rest in peace, brother.
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    Just an update on what I've seen and heard locally on the news and at the office -

    He was responding to a welfare check for a suicidal male. He and his partner went earlier in the night and couldn't locate the person in question, so they went back a few hrs later to try again. Sounds like he was shot in an ambush as he got out of his car in an alley behind the residence. The apt. he was responding to was above a bar. He was wearing his vest.

    The bar was evacuated by the police a short time later. One of the bar patrons (take it for what it's worth) reported to the news seeing Ofc. Decker on the ground, deceased, with a gunshot wound to his head as he left the bar for the evacuation. Later news reports said he had been shot twice.

    A search was conducted in the area and the suspect was taken into custody in his bed in the apartment above the bar. Witnesses reported the police were looking for a sawed off shotgun. The murder weapon still hasn't been located. Several other guns were found in his apartment. A friend of the suspect's reported to the news that he'd taken a CCW class in January 2012 (ugh). Friends and relatives of the suspect reported being with him recently (earlier in the day even) and that he had been fine and nothing suspicious was noted.

    The suspect has prior dealings with LE, but they were mostly traffic related. He had a prior disorderly conduct conviction.

    Ofc. Decker was married with 4 kids under the age of 10 from a prior marriage.



    The MN chapter of Wives Behind the Badge have set up a toy drive for the christmas gifts for his children if anyone is interested. There are also several ways to donate to the family.
    How to help family of Officer Decker | kare11.com

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    May he rest well. My heart goes out to his family, department and community.
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    Rest in peace , Ofc.Decker. Condolences to family, friends and colleagues.
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    I just read in the news the suspect who shot him was let go with no charges. WTF is going on up there!!!???!!

    Man Released in Slaying of Minn. Police Officer | KTCN News - Twin Cities News Talk -- Minneapolis/St. Paul

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    Very frustrating!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjohnson63 View Post
    I just read in the news the suspect who shot him was let go with no charges. WTF is going on up there!!!???!!

    Man Released in Slaying of Minn. Police Officer | KTCN News - Twin Cities News Talk -- Minneapolis/St. Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjohnson63 View Post
    I just read in the news the suspect who shot him was let go with no charges. WTF is going on up there!!!???!!

    Man Released in Slaying of Minn. Police Officer | KTCN News - Twin Cities News Talk -- Minneapolis/St. Paul
    They still haven't found the murder weapon...very frustrating, and terrible timing as the visitation was today and funeral tomorrow. I can't imagine how his family and partners feel right now.
    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf" -George Orwell

 

 

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