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Teenager identified in rest stop shooting

December 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

MAPLE GROVE — The man who died in an officer-involved shooting early Wednesday on Interstate 694 East near Rice Street after reportedly fleeing the scene of a homicide has been identified.
Johnathon Dean Mar, 18, of Kennewick, Wash., died of blood…continue reading on dglobe.com

Teenager identified in rest stop shooting

December 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

MAPLE GROVE — The man who died in an officer-involved shooting early Wednesday on Interstate 694 East near Rice Street after reportedly fleeing the scene of a homicide has been identified.
Johnathon Dean Mar, 18, of Kennewick, Wash., died of blood…continue reading on dglobe.com

Slain officer remembered

August 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

WEST ST. PAUL — In a sea of blue uniforms and black-clad badges that gave way to an unabating column of squad car lights, thousands of mourners packed a West St. Paul neighborhood church and the surrounding streets Wednesday to pay their respects t…continue reading on dglobe.com

Ex-DNR officer gets probation in license-data snooping case

April 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A former Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officer will spend two years on probation for inappropriately accessing driver’s license data on and off the job.

John A. Hunt, 49, of Woodbury, pleaded guilty in February to miscon…continue reading on dglobe.com

Officer acquitted of assault; police launch investigation

August 1, 2013 in Lake County News-Chronicle

The Woodbury Police Department will launch an internal investigation into the actions of Officer Vickie Braman, who was found not guilty of assaulting a Two Harbors nurse Monday in Lake County Court. Continue Reading

West Fargo officer accused of harassing co-worker is fired

July 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

WEST FARGO A West Fargo police officer who resigned from his previous job with the state crime bureau amid an investigation into his involvement with two strippers has been fired by the city’s police department for allegedly harassing a female co-worker after she ended their romantic relationship. Continue Reading

Belfield hires former Dunn County sheriff’s deputy

April 24, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

BELFIELD The Belfield City Council welcomed Travis Carlson to the city’s police department at a special meeting Wednesday at City Hall. “I’ve heard good things from the new guys you’ve hired,” Carlson told the council. Continue Reading

Suspect released in slaying of officer

December 4, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) On the eve of the funeral for a central Minnesota police officer killed in the line of duty, the man initially accused in the fatal shooting was released from jail after authorities said Tuesday they didn’t have enough evidence to file charges. Continue Reading

Family: Slain Minnesota officer ‘liked to protect people’

December 3, 2012 in West Central Tribune

SARTELL (AP) What 8-year-old Kelly Decker remembers about her dad more than playing Nintendo Wii together, more than the treehouse he was building for Kelly and his other three children was how he loved to look out for people. Continue Reading

UPDATE: Authorities identify Cold Spring police officer killed during routine check

November 30, 2012 in West Central Tribune

COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) Authorities say the police officer who was fatally shot in central Minnesota is 31-year-old Tom Decker of the Cold Spring Police Department. Continue Reading