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Minneapolis police officer, National Guardsman dies unexpectedly at age 28

The Minnesota National Guard battalion he served for says he died during a workout.

A Minneapolis police officer died unexpectedly Monday. 

Luke Bakken, 28, was an officer with Minneapolis Police Department's 2nd Precinct. He died Monday while working out, according to the 134th Brigade Support Battalion of the Minnesota National Guard. 

"Luke passed away yesterday morning while working out," the battalion's Facebook message says. "He was a tremendous Commissioned Officer, Minneapolis Police Officer, and friend to us all and will be deeply missed."

Hennepin EMS says Bakken suffered a medical emergency. 

Minneapolis Crime Watch & Information captured audio of Bakken's end of watch call that was broadcast over dispatch to MPD officers.  

"Officer Bakken was a proud veteran of the United States Army and had been with the MPD since 2019. Today, he sadly passed away," the dispatcher said Monday. 

The 134th Brigade Support Battalion provides "logistical and health care sustainment to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division34th Infantry Division," according to the National Guard.

Bring Me The News has reached out to MPD for comment. 

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