Minnesota News Roundup: Former Lake City officer added to DC MemorialMinnesota News
-- Two fallen police officers and a volunteer deputy from Minnesota are the newest additions to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Two fallen police officers and a volunteer deputy from Minnesota are the newest additions to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington. The names of Lake City Officer Shawn Schneider, St. Louis Park Officer Michael Pollitz and Hennepin County Special Deputy C. Arthur Lyman were read Sunday night during a candelight vigil. Thirty-two-year-old Schneider was shot in the head responding to domestic dispute last December and died in the hospital. Thirty-seven-year-old Pollitz suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism on a home welfare check in November. Special Deputy Lyman was killed in a Minneapolis labor strike riot in 1934 and was honored 78 years later.
The U-S House will vote on a bill Tuesday that would restore full military benefits to members of the Minnesota National Guard. Congressman John Kline's legislation must receive two-thirds support to pass but is expected to receive bi-partisan support. Kline says he looks forward to his bill becoming law so our heroic Minnesota troops receive the benefits they were promised and earned. The Pentagon made a change to a post deployment benefit program last year after more than two-thousand Minnesota soldiers were sent to Iraq and Kuwait. Some of the Red Bulls would have lost more than 27 days of leave under the policy.