Elk River Police Department
Tonight we are learning more about the relationship between an Elk River officer and the son who confessed to killing him. Todd Besser was killed last Saturday night in St. Michael. Shortly after, his middle son, Blake, was also shot and killed.
The Elk River Police Department is dealing with the death of an officer for the first time in the department’s history. Officer Todd Besser and his son were both shot to death Saturday night. And now, authorities have another one of the officer’s sons in custody.
Authorities say an Elk River police officer and his 27-year-old son were shot and killed in a double homicide in their St. Michael home Saturday night. Wright County Sheriff Joe Hagerty confirmed Sunday that Besser’s death was a result of a double homicide.
Police are asking for the public’s help in locating an Elk River teen who hasn’t been seen since Feb. 11, and who may be with an unidentified person she had met online.