Sixteen days after he allegedly gunned down veteran Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, 39-year-old Brian Fitch Sr. made his first court appearance on his arraignment. Fitch is charged in Dakota County Circuit Court with two counts of first-degree murder and premeditated first-degree murder for the killing of Officer Patrick on July 30.
The man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer two weeks ago will make his first appearance in Dakota County courtroom before facing charges filed in Ramsey County.
Funeral services for a Mendota Heights police officer shot and killed while making a traffic stop earlier this week were announced Friday afternoon, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. The funeral for Officer Scott Patrick will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in West St. Paul.
Hundreds paid their respects at a candlelight vigil to honor a Mendota Heights police officer who was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon while making a traffic stop in West St. Paul. Officer Scott Patrick, 47, was called a well-known family man, a father of two, and one of the department’s longest-serving police officers.
The suspect in the killing of a Mendota Heights police officer was arrested Wednesday night following a shoot-out just blocks away from the Capitol building.
Residents of Cold Spring will mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of local police officer Tom Decker with an evening candlelight vigil. The St. Cloud Times reports that city employees organized the Friday vigil at the request of Decker’s widow, Alicia.
The man accused of murdering a Cold Spring officer in 2012 has been cleared of any charges. Authorities say evidence shows a second suspect, who committed suicide before being questioned, would have been arrested in the officer’s death.
The investigation into a Lino Lakes officers’ shooting has closed without anyone being able to determine who fired the bullet.
The Lino Lakes officer who was accidentally shot last week is now out of the hospital.