Law naming Minn. highway after Decker takes effect Aug. 1

Author:
Updated:
Original:

An 11-mile stretch of State Highway 23 between Wakefield Township and Richmond in Stearns County will officially be designated the "Tom Decker Memorial Highway" on Thursday in honor of the slain Cold Spring police officer, the Star Tribune reports.

A spokesman for the Minnesota Department of Transportation told the newspaper that highway signs will be installed at a later time.

Gov. Mark Dayton signed the legislation in April to rename the portion of road after the Legislature unanimously approved the measure.

Decker, a 31-year-old father of four, was shot and killed Nov. 29 when he responded to a call in downtown Cold Spring. The investigation into his death remains open and no charges have been filed. A person of interest in the case killed himself on Jan. 2.

Decker was also remembered in May on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol at the 32nd Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service. President Barack Obama delivered the keynote address.

Next Up

minneapolis police

Police arrest man in connection to deadly Minneapolis hit-and-run

The victim died the scene in north Minneapolis on Friday.

Jordan Greenway

Wild's fast start vanishes in loss to Coyotes

Arizona scored five unanswered goals in a 5-2 loss.

Screen Shot 2021-03-06 at 4.12.00 PM

Police seeking tips in search for road rage shooting suspect

The incident took place in Maplewood last week.

Paige Bueckers

Paige Bueckers lands on Wooden Award list for women's college basketball

The Hopkins grad is the only freshman on the 15-player ballot.

Jamal Mashburn Jr.

Gophers fall under .500 after OT loss to Rutgers

The Gophers are under .500 for the first time this season.

police tape, crime scene

Man arrested for killing of his father in Wabasha County

The 73-year-old man was found dead at a home in rural Zumbro Falls.

Jake Odorizzi

Report: Jake Odorizzi to sign with Astros

The former Twins pitcher is headed to Houston on a two-year deal.

covid-19, coronavirus

South African COVID-19 variant detected in Wisconsin

There have been no cases of the South African strain found in Minnesota.

Brian Dutcher

Could Brian Dutcher be Gophers target to replace Richard Pitino?

Dutcher's contract has a buyout clause that could lead him to Minnesota.

Related