Coon Rapids police tribute to officer who died unexpectedly

Greg Koss has been on the force for 31 years.
Author:
Publish date:
Greg Koss

Coon Rapids Police Department is mourning the death of a long-serving officer who passed away "unexpectedly."

The department posted on its social media page that Officer Greg Koss was at his home on Monday when he died.

He had worked for the department for 31 years as a patrol officer, field training officer, firearms instructor, and a narcotics detective.

"This is a tremendous loss to the law enforcement community, and Greg will always be remembered for his welcoming personality, positive attitude and gentle smile," the police department said.

"Rest in Peace Greg, thank you for your service."

Among those paying tribute is Anoka County Toward Zero Deaths, which posted: "
Today, Coon Rapids PD lost a phenomenal officer and a great friend to all.

"R.I.P. Officer Greg Koss, you will always be remembered and never forgotten. Thank you for your service and dedication."

A procession was held in Koss' honor on Tuesday.

Next Up

Kevin Fiala, Jordan Greenway

Wild blanked by Blues; playoff fate is in Colorado's hands

It comes down to the final day of the regular season.

Screen Shot 2021-05-12 at 10.04.32 PM

Number of suicides in Minnesota decreased in 2020

While the number dropped, 723 people still died by suicide last year.

Vikings fans, U.S. Bank Stadium

Ranking the most difficult games in the Vikings' 2021 schedule

The Vikings have some interesting matchups on their 17-game slate.

Spencer Silver

Chemist who co-invented Post-it Notes dies at home in St. Paul

He developed an adhesive that could stick to paper – repeatedly – without damaging the paper.

Danielle Hunter

Here is the official 2021 Minnesota Vikings schedule

How does an early January game at Lambeau Field sound?

Blake Bortles

Amid Aaron Rodgers drama, Packers reportedly sign Blake Bortles

The former No. 3 overall pick is headed to Green Bay.

You Houa Thao

Missing St. Paul man found dead in wooded area

The 73-year-old was reported missing May 8.

YouTube - Jim Klobuchar

Jim Klobuchar, celebrated Minnesota columnist, dies at 93

He died Wednesday after a battle with Alzheimer's.

Jerry Burns

Former Vikings head coach Jerry Burns dies at 94

Burns spent a total of 24 seasons with the Vikings as an offensive coordinator and head coach.

Related

Brad Wise

Police say man shot by officers in Coon Rapids was armed, experiencing a crisis

The man is undergoing treatment in a Twin Cities hospital.

pujari family

Boy, 2, critically injured in Coon Rapids crash has died

A family returning from shopping was hit by a suspected drunk driver.

Screen Shot 2019-06-21 at 6.00.10 PM

Police: Man attacks, tries to abduct girl in Coon Rapids

It happened Friday morning while the teenage girl was on her skateboard.

Kyle Tibbs

Tributes, donations for Minnesota firefighter who died unexpectedly

Kyle Tibbs, 25, worked as a firefighter for the Lake Johanna Fire Department for five years.

Screen Shot 2019-06-21 at 6.00.10 PM

Police: 100+ leads after abduction attempt in Coon Rapids

A man attacked a 16-year-old girl on Friday, June 21.

ambulance

Motorcyclist flees police traffic stop, crashes and dies

He was observed committing multiple traffic violations.

Bicyclist killed by train in Fridley, body found in Coon Rapids

The collision caused delays to the commuter service.

1 dead in officer-involved shooting in Coon Rapids

Authorities say it started when a man tried to flee during a traffic stop.