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


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.

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