Dakota County Sheriff's Office identifies sergeant involved in fatal shooting

He has been with the sheriff's office for more than 20 years.
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The Dakota County Sheriff's Office has identified the sergeant who fired the fatal shots at a suspect in Lakeville this week.

Sgt. Scott Durdall, who has been with the sheriff's office since 1997, was one of five deputies and officers who attended the scene at the 20000 block of Italy Avenue in Lakeville on Friday afternoon.

It was there that he opened fire at Kent Kruger, 36, who allegedly fired first at police, who were then to executive a warrant for 4th-degree assault of a peace officer.

Sgt. Durdall and the four other officers at the scene have been placed on standard administrative leave while the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension investigates, as is customary in cases of officer-involved shootings.

The sheriff's office did reveal that there is no police bodycam footage of the incident, with the sheriff's office only buying the cameras this past December with a view to implementing them in the spring.

Sgt. Durdall was promoted to sergeant in 2006 and has previously served for 15 years on the sheriff's office's tactical team. He currently provides oversight to the sheriff's office's use of force and firearms training.

"Sergeat Durdall has no discipline in his 22-year career and has received multiple commendations."

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