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Associated Press, Published December 03 2012

Monday vigil designed to thank slain Cold Spring officer

MINNEAPOLIS — A candlelight vigil is being held in Cold Spring to honor a police officer killed in the line of duty.

Officer Tom Decker was fatally shot Thursday when he and his partner went to check on a man who was reportedly suicidal. Authorities say Decker was ambushed.

One resident of Cold Spring wanted to hold a candlelight vigil so she could thank Decker “one last time.” Lisa Stukey (STOO’-key) says Decker came to her house about a year ago when she thought she had an intruder. She says he was “very brave.”

Stukey got the family's consent to hold the vigil. It will run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday in the parking lot of Wenner Funeral Home. Participants are asked to bring candles or flashlights.


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