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Associated Press, Published May 23 2012

Burleigh approves memorial for fallen deputies

BISMARCK — A memorial is planned for two Burleigh County deputies who died in the line of duty, 81 years apart.

George Piepkorn was stabbed to death in 1930 near Wing while responding to a domestic disturbance. Bryan Sleeper died of a heart attack last year while helping apprehend a suspect.

County commissioners voted to allow Sheriff Pat Heinert to set up a memorial to the fallen deputies on the County Courthouse grounds. Heinert tells The Bismarck Tribune that donations will fund the project.

Trees also will be planted in honor of Bismarck Police Officer Steve Kenner, who was killed last year responding to a domestic call.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.