Law enforcement community brings holiday cheer to family of slain Cold Spring officer

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The family of slain Cold Spring Police Officer Tom Decker was visited Saturday by a special guest, thanks to a gesture by the law enforcement community, KMSP-TV reports.

Santa Claus came to visit Tom Decker's widow, Rebecca Lee Decker, and their four children at their house in St. Cloud.

KMSP said the visit was made possible by several law enforcement organizations, including Wives Behind the Badge and the Minnesota Fraternal Order of the Police.

The station said hundreds of toys and thousands of dollars have been raised to help Decker's family at Christmastime.

Decker, 31, was shot and killed behind Winner's Bar in Cold Spring Nov. 29. The murder weapon wasn't found, and the suspect in the case, Ryan Michael Larson, was released.

Larson, 34, has since spoken out about the case, declaring his innocence.

Next Up

dnr trout stocking helicopter

DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

steve simon zoom call

Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

Halloween, trick-or-treating

Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.

drop and go ballot plymouth

It's too late to mail your ballot, but you can still vote. Here's how.

Voters can drop off their absentee ballot, vote early in-person or head to the polls on Election Day.

2019-12-11 f1rst Wrestling Hanukka Havok-Darin Kamnetz-154

Dusting itself off after virus blow, F1rst Wrestling returns to the ring this Sunday

Minnesota's premier independent wrestling company was on top of the world before the virus hit.

1024px-McD-McRib

McDonald's is bringing the McRib back in December

It hasn't appeared on menus for eight years.

Apple Valley High School

2 more Twin Cities districts moving to distance learning for grades 6-12

The decision was announced as infection rates in Dakota County rise.

covid-19 testing site sign

Here are the 4 free COVID-19 testing sites in MN for the week of Nov. 2

People don't need to have symptoms or insurance to get tested for free.

minnesota zoo

Minnesota Zoo launches activities to get people embracing nature

The zoo is hosting a pumpkin scavenger hunt and a "Do the Zoo, Not Zoom Day."

Related