Cold Spring

Officer Tom Decker (credit: Cold Spring Police Department)

Basketball Game To Raise Funds For Decker Family

Law enforcement officers in Dakota County are participating in a basketball tournament to raise funds for the family of a slain Cold Spring police officer.

02/27/2013

Officer Tom Decker (credit: Cold Spring Police Department)

Minn. Might Name Highway For Slain Police Officer

A Minnesota police officer killed in the line of duty could soon be remembered with a stretch of highway named in his honor.

02/05/2013

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Officer Who Fled Cold Spring Cop Killing Resigns

The Cold Spring police officer who reportedly failed to get out of his squad car last November when Officer Tom Decker was shot and killed has resigned, city officials say.

01/30/2013

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Initial Cold Spring Shooting Suspect Re-Arrested On Stalking Charges

The man arrested and released last year following the violent death of a Cold Spring police officer is once again behind bars.

01/18/2013

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Man Initially Jailed In Cop’s Death Surrenders Following Stalking Charges

The man arrested and released last year following the violent death of a Cold Spring police officer turned himself in Sunday after being accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend.

01/14/2013

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Man Previously Jailed In Cop’s Death Accused Of Stalking

The man once accused in the death of a Cold Spring police officer has been accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend.

01/10/2013

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Decker, Partner & ‘Person Of Interest’ Linked Before Officer’s Death

Cold Spring Police Officer Tom Decker was one of two officers who arrested Eric Thomes, now a person of interest in Decker’s murder, in a previous incident.

01/07/2013

Officer Tom Decker (credit: Cold Spring Police Department)

Esme’s Blog: Questions Continue In Decker Case

Now that Eric Thomes, who authorities describe as a “person of interest” in the murder of officer Tom Decker, is dead we may never know exactly what happened Nov. 29 outside Winners Bar in Cold Spring, Minn. For officer Decker’s family, his friends, and for the people of Cold Spring — there will likely always be questions.

01/05/2013

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Cold Spring Reacts To Developments In Cop-Killing Case

Many townspeople in Cold Spring, Minn., said Friday that they think the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office owes 34-year-old Ryan Larson – the initial suspect in last year’s fatal officer shooting — a big apology.

01/05/2013

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Man Questioned In Officer Slaying Commits Suicide

Authorities say they have a new update in the investigation into the murder of a Cold Spring police officer. Officer Tom Decker was shot and killed in the line of duty last November.

01/04/2013

Officer Tom Decker Investigation

Man Accused In Cop’s Death Returns To Ransacked Home

When Ryan Larson, the man who was arrested and then released after a Cold Spring officer was killed, returned to his apartment for the first time since being named a suspect, he said he was shocked at what he found.

12/18/2012

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911 Transcripts Released In Decker Case

Transcripts of 911 calls after the shooting of a Cold Spring police officer show a caller describing a “noisy black van” leaving the scene.

12/18/2012

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$100K Reward Offered In Cold Spring Officer Shooting

A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information regarding the shooting death of Cold Spring Officer Tom Decker.

12/17/2012

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Troubling Details Emerge In Cold Spring Officer’s Killing

When 34-year-old Ryan Michael Larson was released from custody, Stearns County officials said they lacked evidence of probable cause. At that moment, the Nov. 29 killing of Cold Spring police officer Thomas Decker became an even more troubling mystery. If Larson wasn’t responsible for the cold-blooded killing, who was?

12/14/2012

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After Ryan Larson Interview, Questions Still Linger In Cold Spring

The city of Cold Spring, Minn. is reacting to WCCO-TV’s exclusive interview with the person arrested then released after the death of one of their police officers.

12/13/2012

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WCCO Exclusive: Suspect Ryan Larson Talks About Cold Spring Case

Cold Spring officer Tom Decker was shot and killed late last month as he responded to a welfare check almost two weeks ago outside Winners Bar in Cold Spring.

12/12/2012

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Scanner Audio Offers Insight Into Cold Spring Cop’s Death

The investigation into the shooting of Cold Spring Police Officer Tom Decker continues with no arrests and a murder weapon that still hasn’t been found. Meanwhile, we’re learning more about what happened last Thursday night when Decker was shot and killed.

12/06/2012

Officer Tom Decker (credit: Cold Spring Police Department)

Cold Spring Mayor Hopes For Clue In Decker’s Death

Authorities are still searching for evidence that will lead to the person who killed Cold Spring police Officer Tom Decker.

12/06/2012

Officer Tom Decker (credit: Cold Spring Police Department)

Slain Minnesota Officer Laid To Rest

A 31-year-old Cold Spring police officer who was known as a hometown boy and the department jokester will be laid to rest Wednesday.

12/05/2012

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Cold Spring Suspect Deflects Attention To Respect Decker’s Funeral

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says Ryan Larson remains a suspect in the case of a fallen Cold Spring police officer. On Tuesday, he was released from custody because of a lack of evidence.

12/05/2012

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Thousands Attend Visitation For Fallen Cold Spring Officer

Of the thousands who braved the cold Tuesday evening in Cold Spring, there were many who had never met Officer Tom Decker, who died last week in what authorities called a surprise attack.

12/04/2012

Officer Tom Decker (credit: Cold Spring Police Department)

Up To 2,000 Officers Could Attend Decker’s Funeral

Members of the public who wish to honor Cold Spring Officer Tom Decker are being encouraged to pay respects along a procession route Wednesday morning. Up to 2,000 officers from around the country could attend Decker’s funeral.

12/04/2012

Officer Tom Decker (credit: Cold Spring Police Department)

Funeral Arrangements Set For Slain Minn. Officer

The funeral for a Cold Spring police officer killed in the line of duty is set for Wednesday.

12/01/2012

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Minn. Deputies Looking For Gun Used To Kill Officer

Minnesota authorities are still looking for the gun used to kill a Cold Spring police officer this week.

12/01/2012

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Task Force: Employees Find 16 Pounds Of Cocaine In Pallet

Employees at a Cold Spring business found about 16 pounds of cocaine after accidentally damaging a wooden pallet, authorities say.

07/26/2012

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