A treasured member of the Duluth Police Department has passed. The Duluth News Tribune reports that Timber, one of the department’s former K-9s, had to be put down because of spleen cancer. Timber was forced to retire recently because of poor eyesight, but, had been living with officer Michelle Rafferty, his former police partner. She is planning a book about him.
Duluth cop is police officer of year
A twenty-six year veteran of the Duluth Police Department has been named the 2012 Police Officer of the Year in Minnesota. Sgt. Brad Wick fatally wounded a home invasion suspect who was involved in a string of crimes. Two officers from the St. Paul Police Department were awarded honorable mentions, Sgt. Bill Haider and Officer Mike Carroll.